The M42 southbound in north Worcestershire is closed following a serious accident early this morning.

A lorry and a van were involved in the crash between J2 A441 (Alvechurch / Redditch) and M5 J4A.

The accident happened on the southbound side shortly before 5.15am, and one of the vehicles involved crossed over onto the northbound carriageway as a result.

The northbound carriageway re-opened at around 7.55am.

The southbound carriageway is not expected to re-open until at least 10.30am.

Motorists are being advised to use the M6 and M5 to find an alternative route around the closure.

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