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Standstill traffic on M1 after car bursts into flames in Leicestershire

Traffic on the M1 was stopped this morning after a car burst into flames on the motorway. The incident happened on the southbound carriageway of the M1, between Junction 21a for the A46 and Junction 22 for Markfield. Fire crews from Coalville and Leicester's Southern fire stations were called to the scene shortly after 11.30am. The...

Delays on A42 after lorry fire in Leicestershire

There are delays on the A42 this morning after a lorry fire between Ashby-de-la-Zouch and the M42 last night. One lane remains closed on the southbound carriageway this morning for resurfacing works. This is expected to cause traffic delays this morning. Fire crews were called to the scene at around 9.30pm last night, and spent hours...

Roads closed after incident in Spinney Hills area of city

Leicestershire Police have advised of road closures this morning in the Spinney Hills area of the city. A large section of the road was closed on St Saviours road, in both directions, from 6.20am this morning. Officers have advised this was due to a 'road traffic incident' but no further details have been released. The cordon...

Two accidents on M1 cause long delays for motorists

Two accidents on the M1 are causing disruption for motorist heading south this morning. The incidents have taken place between J18 and J19 (near Lutterworth) of the southbound carriageway. Traffic had been completely stopped, but has now been released. One lane remains closed whilst emergency services remain on scene. The other three lanes have been...

See where new speed cameras are being installed across Leicestershire

Leicestershire County Council is installing new speed cameras across the county to tackle concerns around speeding and safety. The speed cameras will initially be installed on three main travel routes and in four villages in Leicestershire. Oadby, Groby, Sharnford, Walcote and Measham are among the areas to see the first of the new devices to be...

Drivers warned to expect delays as M1 closes for weekend

Drivers have been warned to expect disruption while part of the M1 is closed this weekend. The closure will impact all drivers travelling between Junction 23A and 24 of the motorway, including football fans and people catching flights at the nearby East Midlands Airport. The southbound carriageway was closed at 10pm yesterday (11 May) and the...

M1 in Leicestershire closed to all traffic next weekend

A part of the M1 motorway in Leicestershire is going to be closed to all traffic next weekend, causing major congestion and delays for drivers. The closure will take place between 23A and Junction 24 of the motorway, near East Midlands Airport, on both the north and southbound carriageways. This is to allow a new road...

Vehicle overturns on M1 near Leicester closing two lanes

Two lanes have been closed after a vehicle overturned on the M1 southbound, near Leicester. The incident happened between J20, near Lutterworth, and J21, the exit for Leicester. Emergency services are at the scene including the Police, Ambulance and the Fire Service. Motorists have been advised of delays of at least 30 minutes and to approach...

Three car crash closes two lanes on M1 in Leicestershire

Two lanes have been blocked on the M1 southbound after an accident involving three vehicles. The incident took place between Junction 22, near Markfield, and Junction 21A, near the A46 for Glenfield. A spokesperson for Highways England said: "There are two lanes blocked on the M1 southbound in Leicestershire between J22 A50 Markfield and J21A A46...

M1 crash in Leicestershire causes four miles of queues

Two lanes of the M1 northbound carriageway have been closed due to a collision just before 6pm today. The incident happened between J23 and J23a, near Shepshed. The collision occurred within the stretch of motorway where major roadworks are taking place. Traffic Officers have arrived at the scene and temporarily stopped the traffic while they...

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