Live: M6 motorway closed due to police incident

A stretch of the M6 motorway is closed due to a police incident this morning.

The southbound carriageway is shut from J14 A34 (Stafford North) to J13 A449 (Stafford South).

A diversion is currently in place, with the Central Motorway Police Group at the scene.

A Highways England spokesman said:  “The M6 in the West Midlands is closed near Stafford due to a police led incident between J14 and J13.

“Central Motorway Police Group are in attendance.

“Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and may wish to consider alternative routes.”

Highways England and Inrix, a traffic data company, first reported the closure at around 3.20am today (Thursday February 14).

The entry slip road onto the southbound carriageway at junction 14 is also shut.


Highways England say the following diversion is in place on the M6 Southbound near Stafford due to a police incident this morning (February 14):

Diversion symbol is via the hollow square diversion symbol:

At M6 junction 14 take the exit to the A34 east. Continue along the A34, Greyfriars/Queensway to its junction with the A449, Wolverhampton Road. Take the exit to the A449 south and continue to its junction with M6 junction 13.


The northbound carriageway was also initially closed between junction 13 and 14, but Highways England now report it has reopened – with some speed restrictions in place.

We have no further information on the incident itself at this stage – although Inrix say they have indications the southbound M6 is likely to remain closed until the morning rush hour.

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