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A34 live updates as ‘police incident’ shuts Walsall road and diverts buses

A34 live updates as ‘police incident’ shuts Walsall road and diverts buses

A ‘police incident’ has this afternoon shut a Walsall road. The A34 Birmingham Road, in Walsall, is currently closed in both directions due to the ongoing incident.

Emergency services are said to be at the scene, near to the Bell Inn. Drivers are now facing ‘heavy traffic’ as the situation unfolds.

National Express West Midlands warned its customers that its services had been affected. Diversions are now in place.

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Traffic monitoring system Inrix said: “Heavy traffic due to accident on The A34 in both directions near Walstead Road.


“Near The Bell pub. Bus services 51 and X51 are being diverted via Walstead Road, West Bromwich Road and Broadway.”

National Express West Midlands tweeted: “Diversion. Due to a police incident in Birmingham Road by Bell Inn.

“51/X51: To Walsall: Birmingham Road, Walstead Rroad, West Bromwich Road & normal line of route. 51/X51: From Walsall: Normal line of route.”

Delays in area

According to Google, there is traffic building near to the A34, in Walsall.

Traffic near the A34, in Walsall(Image: Google)

Traffic remains near scene of incident

Traffic monitoring systems are still reporting ‘heavy traffic’ in the area due to the earlier incident.

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Area of incident

The A34 Birmingham Road, in Walsall, is currently closed in both directions. Traffic is said to be building close to the Bell Inn.

This map shows the location of the pub and the surrounding areas.

Surroundings of A34 Birmingham Road, Walsall(Image: Google)

Drivers facing ‘heavy traffic’

Traffic monitoring system Inrix said this:

Heavy traffic due to accident on The A34 in both directions near Walstead Road.

Near The Bell pub. Bus services 51 and X51 are being diverted via Walstead Road, West Bromwich Road and Broadway.

‘Police incident’ ongoing

At this stage, it is unclear why the A34 has been shut. West Midlands Police has been contacted for comment.

We will bring you more once we have it.

Bus services affected

National Express West Midlands has said the ongoing incident is affecting bus services.

  • June 25, 2023