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Paper lorry catches fire on M1 closing two lanes

A lorry fire on the M1 closed two lanes of the motorway this morning. The incident happened on the M1 northbound between junction 20 and 21. The lorry contained large paper rolls. The Highways Agency and Fire service are at the scene dealing with the fire. Leicestershire Police Tweeted: "Fire on M1 Northbound Carriageway between Junctions...

Long delays on M1 after lorry and two car crash

Two lanes of the M1 are closed this morning after a collision between a lorry and two cars, causing long traffic delays. The accident happened on the southbound carriageway between J25 and J24A, near East Midlands Airport. The second and third lane of the motorway were closed, with travel delays of 90 minutes through the area....

Two lanes closed on M1 after multi-vehicle crash

There are still long delays on the M1 this morning, after a crash on the southbound carriageway closed two lanes. The incident happened just before 9am near Junction 24 of the motorway, near East Midlands airport. The crash involved a car, a van and a lorry. It has caused traffic to build up all...

Young BMW driver dies in crash on M1 in Leicestershire

Police are appealing for witnesses after a young man died in a road traffic collision on the M1 in Shepshed yesterday. The man, believed to be in his twenties, was driving on the northbound carriageway, when his blue BMW 330 left the carriageway close to Junction 22. Emergency services were called to the scene at...

Five vehicle crash closes lane on M1

A lane is closed on the M1 following a five vehicle crash which took place around midday today. The accident occurred on the northbound carriageway of the motorway, between J23A and J24 near East Midlands Airport. Leicestershire Police and emergency services are at the scene, dealing with the incident. Witnesses have reported seeing damage to vehicles...

Huge traffic on first day of work on busy Leicester road

Eight months of roadworks on the busy Loughborough Road started yesterday, causing traffic delays on the busy city route. The work to the bridge on Loughborough Road is being done as part of a flood risk assessment to the area. The work will close the inbound lane to all traffic up to September 2018. Outbound traffic...

M6 shut in both directions after serious lorry collision

The M6 motorway is closed in both directions near Leicestershire, after a lorry crashed through the central reservation from the northbound to the southbound carriageway. Emergency services are at the scene and debris from the accident is strewn across all lanes. The incident happened at around 4.30am today. The motorway remains closed between Junction 1 and...

Car crashes into barrier closing lane on M1

A lane was closed on the M1 this morning near East Midlands Airport, after a car crashed into the barrier of the motorway. The incident occurred between Junction 23A and Junction 24. The lane closure caused slow traffic, but delays were kept to a minimum with cars continuing to move around the incident. Recovery work on...

Two major development projects get underway in the city

Motorists are being warned of traffic disruption affecting Leicester’s busy city centre roads in the new year, as preliminary road works get underway as part of two major redevelopment projects. Work will start in early January at sites in both Great Central Street and on two sections of Vaughan Way, as the two...

M1 shut in both directions after multi vehicle collision

The M1 was closed in both directions following a multi-vehicle collision earlier this afternoon. The accident took place between J28 and J29 of the motorway. All four southbound lanes of the motorway continue to be closed, with traffic being diverted off at J29. Two lanes are open past the scene of the accident, but this...

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