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Live: Long queues on M1 in Leicestershire after lorry crashes into central reservation

There are long queues on the M1 this morning, with a lane closed in both directions, after a lorry crashed into the central reservation. The accident happened between Junctions 22 and 23 of the motorway. It is not clear if there are any injuries yet. Leicestershire Police and Highways England officers are on the scene....

Drivers facing delays on M1 after four vehicle crash

Motorists heading on the M1 in Leicestershire are being warned of delays after a crash involving four vehicles. The accident happened just after 12pm today and involved a lorry and three cars. One lane of the M1 was closed causing long delays on the southbound carriageway between Junctions 23 for Loughborough and 24 for...

Pedestrian killed on M69 after being hit by lorry

A pedestrian has died following a collision with a lorry on the M69. The man was pronounced dead at the scene after he was hit by the HGV at about 7pm yesterday. Emergency Services rushed to the scene of the incident, near Junction 2 for Hinckley, of the southbound carriageway of the M69. The southbound carriageway was...

Casualties cut free from vehicles after three car collision in Leicestershire

Highways England are warning of long delays on the A42 near Ashby-de-le-Zouch after a three car collision. The southbound carriageway between Junction 13 and Junction 15 has been closed whilst emergency recovery teams clear the scene. Three casualties were trapped in the collision and crews had to cut them free. The northbound carriageway has reopened,...

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...

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