There was heavy traffic on the A38 northbound between Alrewas and Lichfield due to a collision this afternoon.

Here's how we reported the incident.

A38 has now cleared

The A38 has now cleared following the incident.

That’s it for now. Thanks for reading.

Awaiting recovery

Lane one of two is blocked on the northbound carriageway of the A38 heading towards Burton. The three vehicles involved are now awaiting recovery before the lane reopens.

Heavy traffic is building up across Burton

Heavy rush hour traffic is building up across Burton following the collision on the A38.

There are jams being reported in High Street and onto Wetmore Road towards the A38 junction at Claymills

A Saab, BMW and Volkswagen involved in the collision

A grey Saab, a grey BMW and a white Volkswagen were involved in the collision, Staffordshire Police has confirmed.

Officers were called to the incident at 2.40pm between Alrewas and Catholme involving three vehicles.
It is confirmed that a person has been taken to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital via ambulance.
Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service are also in attendance.

Diversions in place

Anyone heading to Lichfield from Burton are advised to turn off at Barton under Needwood, head towards Yoxall on the A515 before joining the A51 to Lichfield

Heavy traffic between Barton and Lichfield

A map from live map website Waze shows heavy traffic between Barton under Needwood hearing northbound towards Lichfield

Waze live map
Waze live map

Man has been taken to hospital

A crew from West Midlands Ambulance Service came across a collsion involving three vehicles at 2.38pm and called it in. Two ambulances were also called out and one patient, a man in his 20s, was taken to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital after being treated for back and leg injuries. The patient was one of the drivers of one of the vehicles involved. No others needed treatment. Paramedics have now left the scene.

Bus services delayed

Bus firm Midland Classic has reported 20 minute delays on the A38 northbound at present while the incident is dealt with. This is affecting routes X12 and 812.

Three vehicles involved

Three vehicles have been involved in a collision on the A38 northbound.

The incident has happened between A513 as Alrewas and Dogshead Lane.

One lane is blocked and heavy traffic is reported.

It is affecting traffic heading away from Alrewas towards Burton