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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...

Two lanes closed on M1 after multi-vehicle crash

There are still long delays on the M1 this morning, after a crash on the southbound carriageway closed two lanes. The incident happened just before 9am near Junction 24 of the motorway, near East Midlands airport. The crash involved a car, a van and a lorry. It has caused traffic to build up all...

Motorcyclist killed in crash in Leicestershire

A motorcyclist has died in a road collision in Belton, near Loughborough. The accident occurred at 11.08am today (Saturday 14 October) on Rempstone Road (B5324) and involved a motorcycle and Lexus CT200 car. The motorcyclist was travelling from Belton towards the Shepshed turning and the car was travelling in the opposite direction. The motorcycle rider, a...

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...

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,...

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,...

Long delays on M1 after lorry and two car crash

Two lanes of the M1 are closed this morning after a collision between a lorry and two cars, causing long traffic delays. The accident happened on the southbound carriageway between J25 and J24A, near East Midlands Airport. The second and third lane of the motorway were closed, with travel delays of 90 minutes through the area....

Roadworks over school holidays close key city roads

A number of roads across Leicester are due to be closed temporarily during the school half-term holidays for repair and resurfacing work. Work will be taking place in three main areas over the coming two weeks. These are: Saffron Lane in Aylestone Heacham Drive in Beaumont Leys Glenfield Road/Glenfield Road East in New Parks/ West...

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...

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...

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