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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...

Drivers warned of treacherous icy conditions after new weather warning

Drivers are being warned to prepare for another day of treacherous icy conditions on Thursday, after a day of travel chaos yesterday. Thousands of people across Leicestershire were left facing travel misery and power outages on Wednesday due to the wintery weather. The Met Office issued a new yellow weather warning yesterday for most of...

Another accident on M1 closes two lanes and causes long traffic delays

A second accident on the M1 this morning is causing major disruption on the southbound exit for Fosse Park. Two lanes of the M1 southbound carriageway have been closed between J21A and J21 due to a collision. Recovery teams are on route and hoping to get the lanes opened as soon as possible. This follows...

Two lanes of M1 closed after lorry collision and large diesel spillage

Two lanes on the M1 southbound are closed this morning following a collision involving a lorry. The incident was reported just after 6am this morning, between J20 and J19 near Lutterworth. This is causing heavy traffic disruption, with delays of 45 minutes on approach. Highways England have advised that the recovery work is now complete. However,...

Traffic in Leicester City Centre due to emergency water repairs

Drivers are being warned of heavy traffic in Leicester City Centre this morning, due to a water leak on a busy route. Emergency water repairs are being carried out in Oxford Street, with only one lane open to traffic between Carlton Street and Bonners Lane. Area Traffic Control posted: “Oxford St is down to a single...

Heavy snow across Leicestershire – latest weather and travel updates

As weather experts predicted, heavy snow has arrived in Leicester and the wider county this morning. An amber snow warning came into effect in the East Midlands at 4am and the Met Office has warned that snowfall is expected until late this evening. While some will be relishing the prospect of building snowmen and sledging in...

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