Eight-mile queues on M6 near Coventry after crash – recap

Severe delays and an eight-mile queue of traffic were reported after a multi-vehicle accident on the M6 near Coventry[1] on Friday (March 31). Two lanes were closed northbound at Corley Services to allow for recovery work.

It was not immediately clear if anyone was injured in the smash, which happened at around 3pm.

A post on traffic information website Inrix said: “Severe delays, two lanes closed and queueing traffic for eight miles due to recovery work and accident, two vehicles involved on M6 Northbound after Corley Services. Congestion to J2 (Coventry). Travel time is 60 minutes.”

The crash happened around two hours before an accident on the adjacent southbound carriageway. The earlier accident was said to have involved several cars, inculding one towing a trailer.

All lanes reopened southbound between Junctions 4 and 3 from around 5pm, but there remained congestion in the area until 6pm.

See our blog below for updates as they happened


  1. ^ Coventry (www.coventrytelegraph.net)

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