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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...

Dramatic pictures of lorry crash which closed A46 in Leicestershire all day

The A46 in Leicestershire was closed for most of yesterday after a lorry crash caused significant damage to the road. Shocking pictures have been released of the crash, which involved two lorries on the A46 southbound near to Thrussington. The images reveal the impact of the crash, with the back of one lorry crushing into the...

Extra park and ride services throughout December to Leicester city centre

Leicester's Park and Ride services will be running additional services in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas. The service makes it easier to get into the city centre, without having to worry about traffic or find parking. You can park up for free at...

Huge delays on M1 after three lorry crash

There are huge delays on the M1 early this evening, after a crash involving three lorries on the motorway. The accident happened on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 24 and 25 of the M1 near East Midlands Airport. Two lanes of the motorway were closed, as the three HGVs were removed from the carriageway. Although all...

Police close busy dual carriageway after crash this morning

Police have closed the A50 Groby Road after a crash near Glenfield Hospital. A car hit a pedestrian at around 7am this morning. Police have closed both sides of the busy dual carriageway, and emergency services are at the scene dealing with the accident. No details have been given yet of any other vehicles involved in...

Two lanes closed on M1 Leicestershire following incident

Two lanes have been closed along the M1 southbound in Leicestershire between Junctions 19 and 18, causing traffic to build up on the motorway. Police have been at the scene, trying to reopen the lanes following an accident on the southbound carriageway. The image below shows the heavy build-up of traffic between Junction 18...

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