A woman has been taken to hospital in a critical condition following a three-car collision on the M6 in Staffordshire.
It happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 14 for Stafford south and 15 for Stoke-on-Trent.
West Midlands Ambulance Service say they were called to the incident two miles from junction 15 in the contraflow at 7.06am this morning (4 November).
They sent three ambulances, two paramedic officers and the MERIT trauma doctor and critical care paramedic.
On arrival, ambulance crews found a number of members of the public including a consultant anaesthetist providing support for two patients.
A woman believed to be in her 30's was taken by ambulance on blue lights to the Royal Stoke University Hospital in a critical condition, where medics were on standby for her arrival.
A man in his 40's was taken to the same hospital with less serious injuries.
Highways England has closed the northbound side of the motorway between junctions 14 and 15.
Trapped traffic is being released, but they are warning it may take some time.
There are long delays on the motorway, and drivers are being advised to follow the Hollow Triangle diversion symbols, this is via the A34 and A500D to re-join at J15 (Stoke-On-Trent).