Lorry overturns on M5 causing early morning queues

Early morning commuters faced long delays on Thursday after a lorry rolled over on the M5.

The M5 between Junctions 3 and 4. Photo: Google
The M5 between Junctions 3 and 4. Photo: Google

National Highways reported at 5.40am that the HGV had overturned between Junction 3 for Quinton and Junction 4 for Rubery, closing two lanes of the southbound carriageway.

The stranded lorry caused tailbacks for around one mile and added an estimated 30 minutes onto journey times.

The HGV was cleared from the scene around two hours later.

Further south, two lanes were closed briefly on the same motorway at Junction 6, for Worcester north, at around 7am after a crash.

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