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A38 Aston Expressway reopens after oil spill crash

Aston expressway M6 link road Image copyright Highways Agency
Image caption Police closed both access roads for about 10 hours

A major link road to the M6 motorway from Birmingham has fully reopened following a crash which spilled oil across the carriageway.

A car crashed into safety barriers on the A38(M) Aston Expressway at about 03:20 BST, police said.

Access roads to the M6 North and South were shut for 10 hours to allow engineers to carry out the clean-up.

Police said attempts had been made to get the road partially open before then but drivers had ignored warnings.

It said: "Attempts were made to keep A38M partially open, but stupidity of a few performing U turns and breaching closures was too dangerous."

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