West Midlands Fire Service are currently on scene and are advising the public to avoid the area. In a statement on Twitter, the force said: “West Midlands fire service are currently dealing with a severe fire on the M6 South between junctions 6 & 5.
“Please avoid the area if you can due to heavy traffic and on scene emergency services.
Later posting an image and an update, the force said: “M6 south currently blocked between junctions 6 & 5 due to LGV fire. Please avoid the area if you can.”
The incident is believed to have occurred just before midnight.
At 12.01am Highways England announced the closure of the road and advised travellers to “allow extra time for their journeys”.
On Twitter, it said lanes one and two of the motorway had been closed and urged road users to follow triangle diversion signs.
Information about diversion routes can be found on the Highways England website.
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