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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....

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...

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...

Council plans £100m new road near Melton

Leicestershire County Council is asking residents for feedback on the biggest and most ambitious road scheme in its history. The project, which could cost up to £100 million, would create a new road passing around the outskirts of Melton Mowbray’s town centre. The county council, along with Melton Borough Council, is proposing the new scheme to...

M1 in Leicestershire closed to all traffic next weekend

A part of the M1 motorway in Leicestershire is going to be closed to all traffic next weekend, causing major congestion and delays for drivers. The closure will take place between 23A and Junction 24 of the motorway, near East Midlands Airport, on both the north and southbound carriageways. This is to allow a new road...

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...

Updated: Pictures of M1 crash in Leicestershire this morning

Pictures have been released of the crash this morning which caused long queues on both sides of the M1 in Leicestershire. The accident happened between Junctions 22 and 23 of the motorway and involved a lorry which crashed into the central reservation. Two of the three lanes of the northbound carriageway remain closed as repair work...

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...

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...

Motorist trapped and road closed after three vehicle crash

A motorist is trapped in wreckage following a three-car crash in Leicester this morning. The accident took place in the Netherhall area of the city, at the junction of Cardinals Walk and Parkstone Road, at about 9am. The roads are currently closed. Drivers are being urged to avoid the area. Firefighters are at the scene trying...

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