Both carriageways of the M6 through North Staffordshire remain closed this afternoon.
Highways England has closed the carriageways in both directions between junction 14 for Stafford North and junction 15 for Hanchurch.
It follows a collision and a lorry fire on the northbound carriageway.
Now motorists are being diverted along the A500 through Stoke-on-Trent and the A34 as they attempt to get back onto the M6.
It is not yet known when the M6 will reopen.
A Highways England spokesman said: “The M6 in Staffordshire is closed northbound between junctions 14 and 15 due to a collision and a vehicle fire.
“It is also blocked southbound while emergency services work at the scene alongside Highways England traffic officers.
“Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling in the area or consider alternative routes.”
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