M6 closed in part of Staffordshire after lorry overturned

Picture courtesy of Highways England

The M6 is closed in Staffordshire after a lorry hit the central reservation and overturned around midnight.

It is shut in both directions between junctions 13 for Stafford south and 12 for Gailey.

Specialist recovery are working at the scene to remove the lorry from the carriageway.

During the collision a significant amount of debris and fuel spread across the northbound carriageway and extensive damage has been caused to the central reservation.

Staffordshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene to extinguish the lorry that had subsequently caught fire.

Extensive repairs are needed to the central reservation barrier and carriageway and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.

The carriageway is expected to remain closed across the morning for recovery, clean-up and repairs.

Motorists are being urged to find alternative routes.

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