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Has the M42 reopened?

Has the M42 reopened?

The M42 has now reopened. We will be back with further updates tomorrow as more information is released.

Where is M42 6?

Junction 6 connects the M42 to the A45 to the east of Birmingham near the National Exhibition Centre (NEC). It has almost reached capacity causing severe congestion and delays across the network.

What Junction is M42 on M6?

Junction 9
The M6toll runs for 27 miles, from the M6 (Junction 3a)/ the M42 (Junction 9) and through the Midlands, re-joining the M6 at Junction 11a (near Cannock).

Where is the M42 giraffe?

Now it has emerged the giraffe was being transported to his new home at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, near Hythe, from Devon.

What Junction is M42 on M5?

The M5 is a motorway in England linking the Midlands with the South West. It runs from junction 8 of the M6 at West Bromwich near Birmingham to Exeter in Devon….Junctions.

M5 motorway junctions mile 16.6
km 26.7
North-east bound exits (B carriageway) The North East, National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham M42
Junction J4A

Where are the junctions on the M6?


M6 motorway junctions
mile km Northbound exits (A carriageway)
245.1 244.6 394.4 393.6 Carnforth, Morecambe A601(M) (A6)
240.8 240.6 387.6 387.2 Kirkby Lonsdale, Heysham, Morecambe, Heysham A683, Lancaster A589
234.6 234.3 377.6 377.1 Lancaster (South) A6

Do you have to pay the M6 Toll both ways?

If you’re travelling along the M6toll heading further afield northbound or southbound, you’ll pay at one of two mainline toll plazas. If your route means you’ll travel on just part of the M6toll by coming off at one of our local junction plazas, you will be charged a lower rate at the tolling booths.

Did a giraffe escape on the m42?

They feared it could disrupt the ecosystem, be attacked by Asian elephants not used to seeing giraffes or wander back onto the treacherous roads. However, the 20ft tall giraffe was found dead this afternoon close to the point it escaped. It appeared to have fallen into the swamp and drowned.

What is M6 giraffe?

The ‘M6 giraffe’ located between Preston and Lancaster. You’ve seen it or, if you haven’t, someone you know definitely has. If you drive along the M6 from Preston to Lancaster, you can’t miss it. The huge advertising board advising motorists to ‘Google M6 giraffe’- and the huge giraffe statue towering above it.

Why is the M42 called M42?

In the 1970s, a short section of motorway was built as a spur south from the M6 to the east of Birmingham, mainly to serve the NEC, and it was called M42. Once the motorway reached the A444 at Measham, there were just fifteen miles between the end of the motorway and its destination, the M1 at Nottingham.

Where does M5 end?

The M5 motorway links the Midlands to the South West region of the UK. Running for just over 160 miles in length, it starts at Junction 8 of the M6, at West Bromwich, and ends in Exeter, in Devon.