A MULTI-VEHICLE crash has blocked the northbound lanes of the M5 motorway these afternoon.

The crash happened between the M5 Northbound J6 for Worcester North and J5 for Droitwich.

Emergency services, including the air ambulance, have been called to the scene.

Highways England said: "Whilst emergency services are on scene we advise that traffic exits the M5 at J6 Worcester North to avoid delays to your journey."

Diversions are in place. Follow the solid circle symbol, via the A4538 and A38 north, to leave at J6 and return at J5.

UPDATE 6.15PM: The carriageway has now reopened.