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Live Reporting

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  1. Snow and freezing temperatures to hit region

    Bitterly cold temperatures and snow could cause travel delays and disruption across the West Midlands, the Met Office is warning.

    weather map

    A yellow warning is in place from 14:00 today, with an amber warning in place from 04:00 tomorrow.

    BBC Weather is warning of possibly hazardous conditions in southern England later in the week as a low pressure weather system moves up from the Bay of Biscay and hits the already "exceptionally cold air".

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    Video caption: Why the UK will be so cold next week
  2. Another M6 crash closes lane

    A third crash on the M6 near Stafford has closed a lane of the motorway on the northbound carriageway, directly opposite the scene of an earlier crash between Junctions 13 and 14.

  3. Weather: Mixture of sunny spells and snow showers

    BBC Weather

    It will be cold today with some sunny spells, but also a good deal of cloud with a few snow showers pushing in from the east. Highs today of just 2c.

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    Video caption: Weather

    More from BBC Weather.

  4. M6 crashes: Heavy congestion

    There's still heavy congestion on the M6 through Staffordshire and Cheshire after two separate incidents closed the southbound carriageway.

    Emergency services were called to incidents involving three cars, a van and a pedestrian shortly before 23:30 between junctions 13 and 14.

    M6 Traffic

    Recovery work is taking place at the site of a second incident, involving two lorries, close to junction 16 which happened at around 05:45 today.

    Diversions are in place and motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

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    Severe accident: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe accident, between J13 for A449 and J14 for A34.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J14, A34 (Stafford North), because of an accident.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe disruption: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe disruption, between J10 for A454 and J10A for M54.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed and slow traffic on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J10a M54, because of a broken down vehicle.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  7. M6 crash involves pedestrian

    BBC News Travel

    Earlier we reported the M6 southbound was shut near Stafford North. The closure is now only affecting traffic J14-J13.

    It's after a pedestrian was hit by a van.

    The northbound carriageway was also affected for a time, but Highways England says that's now fully open.

    The organisation says southbound traffic trapped on the stretch of motorway is being turned around, but the police investigation means there are "severe delays" in the area.

    We'll bring you news on that incident when we get it.

  8. Weather: More freezing temperatures ahead

    Alex Hamilton

    BBC Weather

    A cold day with sunny spells, but also some cloud with the risk of a few snow showers pushing in from the east at times and highs of just -1C (30F).

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    Video caption: Latest weather for the West Midlands
  9. Crashes close parts of M6

    BBC News Travel

    The M6 southbound in Staffordshire is closed between junction 14, for Stafford North and junction 12 for Gailey.

    Police are investigating a serious incident involving a van, three cars and a pedestrian.

    There's a second collision involving two lorries which is blocking the carriageway between junction 17 and 16.

    Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

    Highways England is advising drivers to avoid the area.

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    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, at J13 for A449.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 entry slip road closed southbound at J13, A449 (Stafford South).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: M6 Cheshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Cheshire southbound severe accident, before J16 for A500 Crewe affecting J17 for A534 Sandbach.

    M6 Cheshire - Very slow traffic on M6 southbound before J16, A500 (Crewe), because of an accident involving two lorries earlier on. In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 20 minutes. Congestion to J17, A534 (Sandbach).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  12. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J13 for A449 and J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J13, A449 (Stafford South) and J12, A5 (Gailey), because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    Severe accident: M6 West Midlands northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 West Midlands northbound severe accident, between J10 for A454 and J11 for A460.

    M6 West Midlands - One lane closed on M6 northbound between J10, A454 (Wolverhampton) and J11, A460 (Cannock), because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

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    BBC Sport

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  15. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, at J12 for A5.

    M6 Staffordshire - M6 entry slip road closed northbound at J12, A5 (Gailey). Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  16. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire southbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire southbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J11A for M6 Toll.

    M6 Staffordshire - One lane closed on M6 southbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J11a M6 Toll, because of a broken down vehicle. Traffic is coping well.

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

  17. Envelope update

    Severe disruption: M6 Staffordshire northbound

    BBC News Travel

    M6 Staffordshire northbound severe disruption, between J12 for A5 and J13 for A449 affecting J11 for A460.

    M6 Staffordshire - Three lanes closed and stop-start traffic on M6 northbound between J12, A5 (Gailey) and J13, A449 (Stafford South), because of earlier car fire. Congestion to J11, A460 (Cannock) and on M6 Toll to J7t, A5 (Churchbridge).

    To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time