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Two miles of tailbacks after rush hour collision on A41

Commuters were facing two-mile tailbacks on Tuesday as a collision on the A41 saw police close the busy road.

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Police announced the A41 north of Tern Hill was closed in both directions due to a collision at around 8.41am.

In the message on social media, police said there were around two miles of tailbacks and advised drivers to seek an alternative route.

Traffic data from around 9am suggests the incident occurred around Green Lane, between Sandford and Prees Higher Heath.

It also showed that the incident was affecting traffic in both directions, with queues backed up towards Market Drayton, causing the roundabout at Tern Hill to come to an almost standstill.

A spokesperson from the fire service confirmed they were not called to the scene.

West Mercia Police said: "We were called to the A41 in Sandford, between Tern Hill and Prees Heath, shortly before 8.10am this morning following a two-vehicle collision.

"The road was closed while the vehicles were recovered but has now re-opened.

"Nobody was injured and no arrests were made."

West Midlands Ambulance Service have been approached for comment.