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Large M6 diesel spill after crash delays drivers

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Drivers heading south on the M6 near Stoke-on-Trent are facing long delays with two lanes shut after a crash this morning.

The lorry on the M6
Highways England

The collision saw a large amount of diesel spill across the motorway between J16 and J15 at about 06:00, Highways England said.

It said, just after 13:00, a lorry had been removed from the scene and staff were working to repair the surface of the motorway.

Van 'set on fire' after liquid poured on it

A van has had liquid poured over it before being set on fire while it was parked in the driveway of a house.

The Ford Custom Transit was outside the home on Norton Grange Crescent, Norton Canes, near Cannock, when it happened on 31 July, Staffordshire Police said.

The force said CCTV footage showed two people approaching the vehicle before running off after it was set on fire.

Weather: Mainly sunny before the showers

BBC Weather

We might see the odd shower this morning but mainly there will be sunny spells today and it will continue to feel very warm and muggy. High: 30C/86F.

This morning in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire
This morning in Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire

Then turning cloudy this evening with showers starting to appear which could be sharp and possibly thundery. Low: 17C/63F.

You can keep up-to-date on the latest forecast for your area by going to the BBC Weather website.

Severe accident: M56 Cheshire westbound

BBC News Travel

M56 Cheshire westbound severe accident, at J15 for M53.

M56 Cheshire - M56 exit slip road blocked westbound at J15 M53, because of an accident. Traffic is coping well.

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