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One of Leicester’s busiest roads closes today for two weeks

One of Leicester's busiest roads will be closed from today (Sunday 13 August), for two weeks, as part of a scheme to tackle persistent speeding motorists. Leicester City Council is taking steps to slow down traffic on a section of Welford Road, between Chapel Lane and Brinsmead Road Over 1,800 vehicles per hour use this...

Pasta lorry on fire causing miles of tailback

Drivers are being advised to avoid the A1 northbound after a lorry fire caused over 7 miles of tailbacks. The A1 northbound has been closed at the A47 junction, with drivers being diverted along the A47 to Oakham and then back onto the A1 after passing the fire. A number of fire crews are dealing with...

One of Leicester’s busy ring roads has been closed for a week

One of Leicester's busy outer ring roads is now closed for a week to allow for resurfacing. The A563 New Parks Way will be closed between Saturday 15 July to Sunday 23 July, while the work is carried out. The southbound stretch of the road will be closed first between the Glenfield Road/Dominion Road roundabout and...

Major road in Leicester closed during Bank Holiday weekend

A section of Melton Road is due to be closed for repairs during this bank holiday weekend. Resurfacing work will be carried out to repair potholes and cracks on the busy Melton Road, near the entrance to the Sainsbury’s superstore, at the junction with Troon Way. The work, timed to coincide with the school holidays,...

Major lorry fire melts surface of the road

The fire service has been dealing with a major lorry fire in Hinckley overnight. The fire was so strong that it melted the surface of the road. The crew was called just after midnight to the blaze on the A47 Dodwells Road between Wykin and Dodwells Bridge. After some impressively quick work, Area Traffic Control have confirmed...

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,...

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