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.
The #M6 northbound diversion is signed by the hollow triangle diversion symbol via the #A5 to #Gailey and #A449 to rejoin at J13. For more information including the full diversion route guidance please follow this link to our Breaking News page: https://t.co/Pv8hRRWyuQ pic.twitter.com/UtVXgIk5sA— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) September 11, 2019
The #M6 southbound diversion is signed by the hollow circle symbol along the #A449 towards #Gailey and #A5 towards J12. For more information including the full diversion route guidance please follow this link to our Breaking News page: https://t.co/Pv8hRRWyuQ pic.twitter.com/f2hwWmB5tr— Highways England (@HighwaysWMIDS) September 11, 2019