Shropshire Star

M6 traffic chaos caused by car abandoned in middle lane as police search for driver

Motorists faced early morning chaos on the M6 and the A38 after a car was abandoned in the middle lane.

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Motorway police were called after a Golf was abandoned in the middle lane of the A38 motorway

Central Motorway Police were called after the Golf was left in the centre of the A38M near Birmingham.

Traffic was stopped and long delays built up in the area between Junction 6 at the A38M for Birmingham and Junction 5.

It happened at about 5.45am on Tuesday.

A spokesman for the police said: "To the owner of this Golf. We have your car after you left it abandoned in the middle lane of A38M.

"Please contact us and explain why you walked away and made no effort to call the police.

"Caused unnecessary congestion and putting own lives at risk standing in middle of a motorway."

Lanes one to three were reopened at 7.30am.

More to follow.