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Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by captainpish, Oct 6, 2014.

  1. Mikinton

    Mikinton Well-Known Forumite

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    I don't know if you're still interested, but coming north from Birmingham, the M6 was closed last night from J10 (Walsall / Willenhall). It started backing up just after the turn-off for the M5 and probably took me a little under an hour and a half to get back to Baswich from there. (10:35 to midnight). I'd have been a bit quicker if I'd not been stuck in the slow lane at the time, having two lanes on both sides merging in, and if I'd come back via Walsall instead of Wolverhampton (at that time of night, I wasn't going to mess around with unfamiliar roads).
     
  2. staffordjas

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    Thanks for that. Will be aware for next time I'm coming back late from Worcester.
    Hubbys coach was stuck for ages trying to get onto the M6 from the M5 around that time on Tuesday night , but the M6 wasn't actually closed around that area then. Maybe was starting coning it off as they were approaching .
    (Last time I was diverted off and came through Walsall I thought I knew the way , as many moons ago I used to drive to Wednesbury most nights for years that way. Ended up getting lost as the straight on way I used to go down the main road to Bloxwich was a no entry. )
     
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    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    If you do, you need to put your name down as a patient.
     
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    Massive queues trailing back as far as Halfords from the northern McDonald's entrance.

    Looked like there were similar queues from the Eccleshall Road direction as well.

    Big Mac panic buying by the looks of it.
     
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  7. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Oh my! Is that what that was? I thought there was a motorway problem. Why are people so stupid & uncaring?!
     
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  8. Thehooperman

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    I think it was Maccies' customers because there were other cars undertaking the queue by the McDonald's entrance.

    I wonder if it is possible to freeze a Big Mac and fries? You could make a fortune :)
     
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  9. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    No, thanks! As I've got older I dislike maccies more & more, KFC sticky chicken is another matter all together - why won't they make it all year round!? Nom nom nom...
     
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    It'll be Greggs tomorrow.
     
  11. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Already is as of Tomorrow. Expect everywhere apart from supermarkets and pharmacies by Wednesday - or Friday at the latest.
     
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  12. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Is the M6 shut?
     
  13. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    It appears to be closed northbound between 13 and 14.

    ETA, that's according to Google.

    Waze seems to think the delay is southbound.
     
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  14. littleme

    littleme 250,000th poster!

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    Yeah, Google told me it's closed till 28th march but that didn't sound believable, I can hear a huge amount of traffic on the a34
     
  15. GNM67

    GNM67 A few posts under my belt

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    There are overnight closures on the M6, but google doesn't show it properly.
     
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