The A46 northbound is closed between Groby and Anstey, due to a vehicle fire.
Highways England officials are at the scene with emergency services, dealing with the fire.
Highways England tweeted at 11.22am this morning: “The A46 northbound is closed between the A50 and A5630, near Leicester, due to a vehicle fire. Emergency services are at scene.”
Traffic is looking very slow around the area of the incident and drivers have been urged to avoid the area if possible.