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Traffic & travel news roundup

Published: 22 September 2020
By Chris Haycock



Today''s Major Traffic Incidents

M56 Eastbound - M56 eastbound between J7 and J6 | Eastbound | Overturned Vehicle Location : The M56 eastbound between junctions J7 and J6 . Reason : Clearing the scene of an overturned vehicle. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 10:15 and 10:30 on 22 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 10:15 and 10:30 on 22 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed. Previous Reason : Following an earlier accident involving an overturned vehicle.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 2.27 miles W of Altrincham.

M40 Northbound - M40 J12 northbound access | Northbound | Accident Location : The M40 northbound entry slip at junction J12 . Reason : Road traffic collision. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 08:45 and 09:00 on 22 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 08:45 and 09:00 on 22 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 5.62 miles W of Farnborough.

M56 Eastbound - M56 J7 eastbound access | Eastbound | Overturned Vehicle Location : The M56 eastbound entry slip at junction J7 . Reason : Accident involving an overturned vehicle. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 09:45 and 10:00 on 22 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 09:45 and 10:00 on 22 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 1.88 miles SW of Altrincham.

M1 Northbound - M1 J2 northbound access | Northbound | Vehicle Obstruction Location : The M1 northbound entry slip at junction J2 . Reason : Wrong way driver. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 04:15 and 04:30 on 22 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 04:15 and 04:30 on 22 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 0.88 miles W of Hendon.

M56 Westbound - M56 westbound between J4 and J5 | Westbound | AuthorityOperation Location : The M56 westbound between junctions J4 and J5 . Reason : Police incident. Status : Currently Active. Time To Clear : The event is expected to clear between 06:15 and 06:30 on 22 September 2020. Return To Normal : Normal traffic conditions are expected between 06:15 and 06:30 on 22 September 2020. Lanes Closed : All lanes are closed.Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure, 1.24 miles SW of Wythenshawe.

General

Transport Minister seeks urgent reassurance on Inverness-Gatwick link Urgent discussions sought (Transport Scotland)

PACTS Submission to the TSC Young and Novice Driver Inquiry The Transport Select Committee published PACTS’ evidence to their inquiry into young and novice driver safety on the 1st of September, 2020. PACTS’ evidence is summarised below. Failure to wear a seat belt is a major but overlooked contributor to the deaths of drivers and passengers – particularly young people. Concerted action is needed and feasible. This would particularly reduce casualties to young people. The catalyst would be to make […] (Transport Wales)

More efficient and effective management Firth of Forth transport Scottish Parliament passes Bill for new operating company (Transport Scotland)

PACTS urges Government to inform public of full risks of car v public transport, not just Covid PACTS has written (2nd September) to the Secretary of State for Transport to urge the government to inform the public of the full risks of travel by road compared with public transport, and not only those relating to coronavirus. The letter is published here: PACTS to SoS Covid & PT 02Sept2020. There is now a unique opportunity to shift to a cleaner, greener, safer transport system. The Government has implemented […] (Transport Wales)

ITC debates alternative fuels in transport The ITC’s Winter Discussion Evening was held on the 12th February exploring how to scale up alternative fuels in transport. Guests heard from an expert panel including James Lyon (Shell), Professor David Cebon (Cambridge University) and Mike Muldoon (Alstom) and a lively debate followed. For a report on the discussion please click here. (Transport Wales)


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