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Live: M1 closed this morning after collision in Leicestershire

Travel warnings are in place this morning after the M1 southbound in Leicestershire has been closed after a collision. The motorway is closed between J20 (for Lutterworth) and J19 (M6/A14). The northbound side of the carriageway remains open. The closure has led to heavy traffic in the Lutterworth area, with the A4303, A426 & the A5...

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...

Two lanes closed on M1 in Leicestershire following multi-vehicle crash

Two lanes have been closed after a multi-vehicle crash on the M1 Southbound between J21 and J21a. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area. Emergency services responded to the call just before 10am this morning. At the moment 2 lanes are blocked because of the accident and traffic is building on the M1 southbound...

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...

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...

M1 re-opens after man fatally hit by lorry

Part of the M1 was closed this morning after a man was hit by a lorry. The man was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency services. The northbound motorway was closed for over 8 hours at junction 23 in Leicestershire. It re-opened earlier this afternoon. It follows a report made just minutes earlier of a...

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...

Over four miles of queues after van crashes into bridge in Leicestershire

There are over four miles of queues on the A42 this morning after a van crashed into a bridge, causing the barrier to fall on to the road. The incident occurred near J13 of the A42, near the A511 island for Ashby De La Zouch). The southbound carriageway of the A42 has been closed following...

£26m to be spent on two road improvement schemes in Leicester

Highways England have announced two road improvements schemes in Leicestershire at a cost of nearly £26m. The first scheme will see £7.8m spent on turning Anstey Lane into a dual carriageway between the A46 and Bennion Road in Beaumont Leys. The second will improve the A512 between Charnwood Road and Snell's Nook Lane to the west...

Plans to create new road to link Welford Road and Aylestone Road

Leicester City Council is proposing to create a new road linking Aylestone Road and Welford Road in Leicester. The proposal involves using the route of the existing Putney Road, connecting the end section of Putney Road West directly to Aylestone Road, and creating a through-route to the junction of Welford Road and Victoria Park Road. The...

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