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Traffic incidents

The following traffic incidents have been reported by Highways England, Traffic Scotland, Traffic Wales or Transport for London (TfL) in the last two hours:

CONGESTIONLocation : The M6 southbound at junction J4 (Lichfield) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 07:15 and 07:30 on 20 Aug 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2.94m from Castle Bromwich.

CONGESTIONLocation : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J42 (Carlisle) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 07:30 and 07:45 on 20 Aug 2018.

2.77m from Carlisle.

ROAD WORKSLocation : The M6 southbound between junctions J33 (Lancaster) and J32 (Blackpool) .
Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.
Reason : Emergency bridge repairs.
Status : Currently Active.
Period : from 11:30 on 27 Jul 2018 to 13:00 on 23 Aug 2018.
Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

0.87m from Garstang.

ROAD WORKSLocation : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J15 (Stoke on Trent) .
Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned.
Status : Pending.
Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 Aug 2018 to 22 Aug 2018.
Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 Aug 2018 to 06:00 on 24 Aug 2018.
Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 Aug 2018 to 06:00 on 29 Aug 2018.
Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

1.57m from Newcastle Under Lyme.

BROKEN DOWN VEHICLECLEARED @ 07:18Location : The M6 southbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J3A (Tamworth) .
Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.
Reason : Broken down vehicle.
Status : Currently Active.
Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 08:00 and 08:15 on 20 Aug 2018.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:00 and 08:15 on 20 Aug 2018.
Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

4.03m from Castle Bromwich. CLEARED @ 07:18

CONGESTIONCLEARED @ 06:49Location : The M6 southbound exit slip at junction J39 (Shap) .
Reason : Congestion.
Status : Currently Active.
Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 06:45 and 07:00 on 20 Aug 2018.
Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

10.25m from Penrith. CLEARED @ 06:49

M6 Roadworks

The following roadworks have been reported by various highways agencies and official transport sources. Click on a roadworks item to view more details on the traffic map.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound between junctions J40 (Penrith) and J39 (Shap) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 Aug 2018 to 04:00 on 21 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

10.02m from Penrith.

ROAD WORKSLocation : northbound between junctions J38 (Brough) and J40 (Penrith) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 Aug 2018 to 05:00 on 21 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

10.82m from Penrith.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound between junctions J39 (Shap) and J38 (Brough) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 Aug 2018 to 04:00 on 21 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

10.76m from Penrith.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 05:59Location : southbound between junctions J6 (Birmingham) and J5 (Birmingham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

3.38m from Castle Bromwich.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 05:59Location : northbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J6 (Birmingham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

0.74m from Castle Bromwich.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 05:59Location : southbound at junction J6 (Birmingham) .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

3.69m from Castle Bromwich.

ROAD WORKSCLEARED @ 05:59Location : southbound between junctions J7 (Birmingham) and J6 (Birmingham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

4.07m from Sutton Coldfield.

ROAD WORKSLocation : southbound between junctions J37 (Kendal) and J36 (Kirby Lonsdale) .

Lane Closures : Lane three is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 Aug 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

5.01m from Kendal.

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Location : southbound exit slip at junction J15 (Stoke on Trent) .

Reason : Emergency road marking works are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 21:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 22 August 2018.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 23 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 28 August 2018 to 06:00 on 29 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

1.57m from Newcastle Under Lyme.

52.98--2.23

CLEARED @ 07:18Location : southbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J3A (Tamworth) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Reason : Broken down vehicle.

Status : Currently Active.

Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 08:00 and 08:15 on 20 August 2018.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:00 and 08:15 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

4.03m from Castle Bromwich.

52.48--1.7

Location : southbound between junctions J33 (Lancaster) and J32 (Blackpool) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Reason : Emergency bridge repairs.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 11:30 on 27 July 2018 to 13:00 on 23 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

0.87m from Garstang.

53.91--2.75

Location : southbound exit slip at junction J42 (Carlisle) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 07:30 and 07:45 on 20 August 2018.

2.77m from Carlisle.

54.86--2.88

Location : southbound at junction J4 (Lichfield) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 07:15 and 07:30 on 20 August 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

2.94m from Castle Bromwich.

52.48--1.72

CLEARED @ 06:49Location : southbound exit slip at junction J39 (Shap) .

Reason : Congestion.

Status : Currently Active.

Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 06:45 and 07:00 on 20 August 2018.

Delay : There are currently delays of 10 minutes against expected traffic.

10.25m from Penrith.

54.51--2.65

Location : southbound between junctions J40 (Penrith) and J39 (Shap) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 04:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

10.02m from Penrith.

54.51--2.65

Location : northbound between junctions J38 (Brough) and J40 (Penrith) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 20:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

10.82m from Penrith.

54.5--2.65

Location : southbound between junctions J39 (Shap) and J38 (Brough) .

Lane Closures : Lane three will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 04:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

10.76m from Penrith.

54.5--2.65

CLEARED @ 05:59Location : southbound between junctions J6 (Birmingham) and J5 (Birmingham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

3.38m from Castle Bromwich.

52.51--1.86

CLEARED @ 05:59Location : northbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J6 (Birmingham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

0.74m from Castle Bromwich.

52.51--1.78

CLEARED @ 05:59Location : southbound at junction J6 (Birmingham) .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.

3.69m from Castle Bromwich.

52.51--1.87

CLEARED @ 05:59Location : southbound between junctions J7 (Birmingham) and J6 (Birmingham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder, lanes 1 and 2 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There are two of three lanes closed.

4.07m from Sutton Coldfield.

52.52--1.88

Location : southbound between junctions J37 (Kendal) and J36 (Kirby Lonsdale) .

Lane Closures : Lane three is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 23 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

5.01m from Kendal.

54.33--2.63

Location : northbound between junctions J13 (Stafford) and J14 (Stafford) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Emergency roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 23 August 2018.

1.89m from Stafford.

52.77--2.12

Location : southbound between junctions J14 (Stafford) and J13 (Stafford) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Emergency roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 23 August 2018.

2.25m from Stafford.

52.8--2.15

Location : southbound between junctions J15 (Stoke on Trent) and J14 (Stafford) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 20:00 on 1 September 2018.

3.81m from Eccleshall.

52.87--2.17

Location : northbound entry slip at junction J34 (Lancaster) .

Lane Closures : Lane two will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

2.52m from Lancaster.

54.08--2.77

Location : southbound between junctions J31 (Preston) and J30 (Manchester) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 10:30 on 16 August 2018 to 01:00 on 24 August 2018.

0.79m from Samlesbury.

53.76--2.64

Location : southbound between junctions J31 (Preston) and J30 (Manchester) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 23 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of four lanes closed.

0.79m from Samlesbury.

53.76--2.64

Location : southbound entry slip at junction J31 (Preston) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 16:30 on 23 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

0.7m from Samlesbury.

53.76--2.63

Location : southbound between junctions J40 (Penrith) and J39 (Shap) .

Lane Closures : Lane one is closed.

Reason : Horticultural works.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

6.29m from Penrith.

54.56--2.68

Location : northbound exit slip at junction J42 (Carlisle) .

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Emergency roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 12:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

2.95m from Carlisle.

54.85--2.88

Location : northbound between junctions J26 (Wigan) and J27 (Parbold) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 21:02 on 17 August 2018 to 05:00 on 23 August 2018.

3.37m from Wigan.

53.53--2.7

Location : northbound between junctions J41 (Wigton) and J42 (Carlisle) .

Lane Closures : Lane two is closed.

Reason : Emergency roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 12:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

3m from Carlisle.

54.85--2.88

Location : northbound between junctions J39 (Shap) and J40 (Penrith) .

Lane Closures : Lane one is closed.

Reason : Horticultural works.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 19:00 on 20 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

2.49m from Penrith.

54.62--2.72

Location : southbound at junction J4 (Lichfield) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of two lanes closed.

2.74m from Castle Bromwich.

52.48--1.72

Location : southbound between junctions J4A and J1 (Rugby) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 20:01 on 17 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018.

2.08m from Castle Bromwich.

52.49--1.73

Location : southbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J3 (Coventry) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : Expect disruption everyday between 20:00 and 06:00 from 20 August 2018 to 24 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of four lanes closed.

5.64m from Castle Bromwich.

52.47--1.66

Location : northbound exit slip at junction J18 (Holmes Chapel) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 22:00 on 20 August 2018 to 06:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : All lanes will be closed.

4.53m from Sandbach.

53.2--2.39

Location : The junction of the M6 J2 (Coventry) and the M69 .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 22:00 on 13 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018.

5.47m from Coventry.

52.44--1.42

Location : northbound between junctions J10 (Walsall) and J11 (Cannock) .

Lane Closures : Lane one will be closed.

Reason : Emergency barrier repairs are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:30 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be one of three lanes closed.

0.67m from Willenhall.

52.6--2.02

Location : northbound between junctions J10 (Walsall) and J11 (Cannock) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:30 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.

1.48m from Willenhall.

52.62--2.04

Location : southbound between junctions J11 (Cannock) and J10 (Walsall) .

Lane Closures : Lanes 1 and 2 will be closed.

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 21:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:30 on 21 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There will be two of three lanes closed.

2.36m from Willenhall.

52.63--2.05

Location : northbound between junctions J36 (Kirby Lonsdale) and J37 (Kendal) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 20:21 on 13 August 2018 to 06:00 on 23 August 2018.

4.07m from Kendal.

54.29--2.66

Location : southbound between junctions J37 (Kendal) and J36 (Kirby Lonsdale) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 20:30 on 13 August 2018 to 22:00 on 21 September 2018.

5.01m from Kendal.

54.33--2.63

Location : southbound between junctions J24 (Ashton in Makerfield) and J23 (Haydock) .

Reason : Roadworks are planned.

Status : Pending.

Schedule : From 19:00 on 20 August 2018 to 05:00 on 21 August 2018.

2.96m from Newton-le-Willows.

53.48--2.65

Location : northbound between junctions J10A (Wolverhampton) and J11A (Lichfield) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 13:50 on 15 November 2017 to 18:00 on 31 January 2019.

2.12m from Willenhall.

52.63--2.05

Location : northbound between junctions J10A (Wolverhampton) and J11 (Cannock) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.

2.12m from Willenhall.

52.63--2.05

Location : northbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J6 (Birmingham) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 21:00 on 18 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 September 2018.

1.76m from Castle Bromwich.

52.51--1.74

Location : southbound at junction J11A (Lichfield) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.

2.7m from Cannock.

52.67--2.08

Location : northbound at junction J11A (Lichfield) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.

2.55m from Cannock.

52.66--2.07

Location : northbound at junction J11 (Cannock) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 18:00 on 31 January 2019.

2.76m from Cannock.

52.65--2.06

Location : northbound between junctions J2 (Coventry) and J4 (Lichfield) .

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 13:32 on 6 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018.

4.86m from Coventry.

52.44--1.44

Location : southbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J3A (Tamworth) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 3 January 2020.

3.16m from Castle Bromwich.

52.48--1.72

Location : southbound at junction J4 (Lichfield) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 3 January 2020.

3.06m from Castle Bromwich.

52.48--1.72

Location : southbound between junctions J4 (Lichfield) and J2 (Coventry) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 20:04 on 12 March 2018 to 06:00 on 3 January 2020.

3.06m from Castle Bromwich.

52.48--1.72

Location : northbound between junctions J15 (Stoke on Trent) and J16 (Stoke on Trent) .

Lane Closures : Lane one is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 23:59 on 12 October 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of three lanes closed.

5.3m from Newcastle Under Lyme.

53.05--2.33

Location : southbound between junctions J9 (Wednesbury) and J8 (Birmingham) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 12:47 on 28 August 2017 to 06:00 on 31 August 2018.

1.66m from Wednesbury.

52.56--1.98

Location : southbound exit slip at junction J8 (Birmingham) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder and lane 1 are closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 06:33 on 6 April 2018 to 06:00 on 31 August 2018.

Lanes Closed : There is one of two lanes closed.

1.73m from Wednesbury.

52.56--1.98

Location : northbound between junctions J2 (Coventry) and J4 (Lichfield) .

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 3 January 2020.

5.83m from Coventry.

52.44--1.42

Location : northbound between junctions J2 (Coventry) and J4 (Lichfield) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 20:04 on 12 March 2018 to 06:00 on 3 January 2020.

5.83m from Coventry.

52.44--1.42

Location : northbound entry slip at junction J2 (Coventry) from M69 southbound.

Lane Closures : The hard shoulder is closed.

Reason : Roadworks.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : expect disruption until 06:00 on 3 January 2020.

5.53m from Coventry.

52.44--1.42

Location : northbound between junctions J2 (Coventry) from A46 northbound and J4 (Lichfield) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 13:32 on 6 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 August 2018.

5.2m from Coventry.

52.44--1.43

Location : southbound between junctions J7 (Birmingham) and J4 (Lichfield) .

Reason : Roadworks scheme.

Status : Currently Active.

Period : from 21:00 on 18 August 2018 to 06:00 on 24 September 2018.

4.07m from Sutton Coldfield.

52.52--1.88