The southern carriageway has been shut down since approximately 3:20 am between Exit 14 A34 (Stafford North) and Exit 13 A449 (Stafford South). Motorists were warned that they had to wait for the remainder of the morning because it was closed. A Highways England spokesman said: "The M6 ​​in the West Midlands is closed near Stafford due to a police incident between J14 and J13." The Central Motorway Police Group is present.

"Travelers traveling north-west to London should leave the M6 ​​on the J15 and drive on the A50 towards M1 to head south towards the M25 and London.

"Road users are advised to spend more time on their trips and possibly consider alternative routes."

The entrance on the southern carriageway at junction 14 is also blocked.

The northern lane was also blocked between Junction 13 and Junction 14, but reopened with some speed restrictions.

Some motorists claimed to be trapped on the highway for more than four and a half hours.

A spokesman for the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) said, "We currently have a collision on the M6 ​​South between junctions 14 and 13, distractions are in place, use alternative routes this morning.

"Thank you for your understanding and patience while this incident continues."

Local bus services also reported disruptions.

A spokesperson for First Potteries said, "Please note that the M6 ​​is closed to the south due to a major accident between J14-j13, they have closed the access road at J15 so that all traffic is diverted via the A34 and the city center Locked by Stafford will perform the service 101. "

A distraction has been set up.

The drivers at junction 14 are advised to take the exit onto the A34 East and follow the A34, Greyfriars / Queensway to the intersection with the A449, Wolverhampton Road.

You should then take the exit for the A449 South and drive to the intersection with the M6 ​​Junction 13.