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M6 smash brings rush-hour delays.


MOTORISTS faced more traffic misery this morning after a lorry smash brought one of the busiest sections of the M6 grinding to a halt for the second time in a week.

The accident involved an HGV which collided with the central reservation at about 6am today between junction 3 and 4 southbound, near Corley services.

A lane on both carriageways had to be closed until the vehicle was recovered.

Motorist Tim Frings said: "I got stuck in really bad traffic around the Corley services area.

"I don't know how long the traffic will take to clear but there were delays when I was coming through at about 6.20am and it's usually pretty quiet then."

Drivers faced up to three-quarters of an hour delay while the carriageway was cleared but traffic was running comparatively smoothly by 8am.

The snarl-ups caused long tailbacks for motorists heading into and out of Coventry during the rush-hour this morning.

A spokesman from the Central Motorway Police said: "There was an accident that was cleared by 7.45am.

"Things were getting back to normal."

The hold-ups came a week after a driver died in a horrific three-lorry crash in almost exactly the same spot.

Police and fire crews worked to clear the 2am smash before rush-hour. There were long tailbacks as two lanes of the M6 were closed.

One lane was open by 8am but motorists on the M6 and M6 Toll faced heavy delays.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Oct 5, 2004
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