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Monday, March 18, 2019

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Major rail disruption this morning due to signal failure

Commuters are facing cancellation and delays to rail services this morning caused by a signalling fault. The fault with the signalling system at Harpenden between Luton and London St Pancras has affected trains on the London St Pancras, Leicester, Nottingham, Sheffield route in both directions. Network Rail, who own and maintain the railway infrastructure have worked...

London Road closed towards City Centre after fatal accident

London Road is closed this morning (Wednesday 8th March) outside the train station while Police investigate a fatal collision. The road is closed city bound from De Montfort Street to Waterloo Way, with drivers experiencing significant delays. The closure is due to an accident which occurred overnight. A man with serious injuries was found early this...

M1 closed after plane landing scare over East Midlands

Part of the M1 was closed last night after a plane landing at East Midlands Airport reported a problem. Leicestershire Police closed the M1 in both directions just before Junction 23A. The closure was to allow the plane a clear flight path over the motorway. Highways England shared the news on social media to warn motorists about...

Warning for commuters as snow expected to hit the region

Weather experts have predicted snow to hit parts of the region this afternoon, with commuters being warned of potential travel disruption during the evening rush hour. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, with snow expected to hit some parts of Leicestershire between 2pm and 6pm today. The snowfall is expected to be quite...

Two people cut free from M1 crash causing nine mile tailback

A lorry and five cars were involved in a crash on the northbound M1 near J21. Two people had to be cut free from their cars by Firefighters. The crash happened at 2.30pm and followed an earlier crash at midday that also caused long tailbacks. The accident has closed one lane of the northbound motorway,...

M1 re-opens after man fatally hit by lorry

Part of the M1 was closed this morning after a man was hit by a lorry. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. The northbound motorway was closed for over 8 hours at junction 23 in Leicestershire. It re-opened earlier this afternoon. It follows a report made just minutes earlier of a...

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