DRIVERS have been warned of congestion on the M5 following a crash this morning. 

SIX people have been hurt in a crash that has closed the M5 motorway in Worcestershire.

Drivers heading north from Gloucestershire should be aware that the M5 is closed near Strensham Services between junctions eight and seven northbound.

All lanes are closed northbound.

Lane three southbound is closed between Junctions seven and eight. 

Police expect the closures to be in effect for several hours.

Fire crews from Upton, Worcester and Droitwich have attended the crash. 

The incident involved one HGV and one people carrier.

Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service said: "In total 6 casualties were involved."