Good afternoon and welcome to Thursday’s live travel blog.
There has been a crash involving two lorries on the A46 just outside Coventry, near to Stoneleigh, which has closed the bypass heading north.
We have contacted the emergency services and will bring you full details as soon as we have them.
We’ll also be bringing you traffic and travel updates from elsewhere on the roads, the railways and the skies.
So if it’s a traffic jam, a train delay or a flight being re-routed, we’ve got you covered with all the details, as soon as we get them.
We’ll also be bringing you the big news stories from across the region, too – all right here in one place.
If you’re out and about and have seen something we should know about please get in touch with us.
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Advice from Highways
The following advice for commuters has been posted by Highways England:
For traffic approaching the closure locally, you are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may potentially have to re-route your journey.
“If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.”
Two lorries involved, say police
Warwickshire Police has released a statement on today’s crash, which reads: “We were called at 2.27pm this afternoon (Thursday, April 11) to a collision on the A46 involving two lorries.
“Road closures are currently in place northbound on the A46 Stoneleigh to A45 Coventry.
“Ambulance service also in attendance and Highways England are en route to assist with road closures.”
A diversion has been put in place due to the closure of the A46.
The route goes from the A452 junction – following the solid black square on signs – to the B4115 junction and on to Stonebridge Road.
Drivers should then follow the hollow black diamond on signs along the B4115 heading to rejoin the A45 at Finham, and vice versa.
Highways England update
Highways England says the A46 northbound is closed from junction with A452 up to the A45.
Delays are covering “several miles”.
A spokesman for Warwickshire Fire Service said the crash was reported to them as involving a lorry.
All lanes closed
All lanes are now closed on the A46 heading north due to this afternoon’s crash near to the Stoneleigh turning.
School trip affected
Fire engines at scene
Three fire engines are currently at the incident on the A46, which was reported to Warwickshire Fire Service at around 2.30pm.
The crash is reportedly on the northbound side of the A46 bypass by the turning for Stoneleigh.
Traffic England says there are delays of around 20 minutes currently.
Crash on A46
A reported crash is causing delays on the A46 northbound heading past Kenilworth towards Coventry.
Where to go for more
That’s all for now
With both the M6 and M42 cleared, now is the time to say goodbye. We’ll be back this evening for more traffic and travel, or even sooner should there be any breaking news.
Have a good day.
The M6 at J2 for Coventry and J3 Coventry/Nuneaton has cleared. Highways have Tweeted the following:
Away from the roads and on to the railways for a moment, and we will soon be saying goodbye to Virgin Trains in Coventry. Find out why right here.
M42 returns to normal
Traffic has returned to normal after the earlier accident on the M42.
Accident on M6
One lane is closed with slow traffic due to an accident on the M6 northbound between J2 for Coventry and J3 for Nuneaton and Coventry.
Heavy traffic on the A45
Traffic is queuing on the A45 at Tollbar Island. No word on the traffic time at the moment.
Accident on M42
One lane is closed with heavy traffic due to an accident on the M42 Northbound from J5 for Solihull to J6 for both Coventry and the airport.
Traffic heavier than usual on A46
Good morning. Traffic is a little heavier than usual for this time on the A46 Warwick bypass southbound from Longbridge Island. Shouldn’t cause too much of a problem.
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