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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...

Large pothole appears on M1 causing huge traffic delays

There’s huge traffic delays on the M1 this morning, near East Midlands Airport, due to a pothole which has opened up on the motorway. The pothole has emerged over two lanes, between J23a and J24 of the Southbound carriageway, forcing them to close. Only one lane remains open. Highways England have said this is causing...

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...

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...

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...

Traffic in Leicester City Centre due to emergency water repairs

Drivers are being warned of heavy traffic in Leicester City Centre this morning, due to a water leak on a busy route. Emergency water repairs are being carried out in Oxford Street, with only one lane open to traffic between Carlton Street and Bonners Lane. Area Traffic Control posted: “Oxford St is down to a single...

M1 shut in both directions after multi vehicle collision

The M1 was closed in both directions following a multi-vehicle collision earlier this afternoon. The accident took place between J28 and J29 of the motorway. All four southbound lanes of the motorway continue to be closed, with traffic being diverted off at J29. Two lanes are open past the scene of the accident, but this...

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...

Extra park and ride services throughout December to Leicester city centre

Leicester's Park and Ride services will be running additional services in December, making it easier for people to enjoy everything the city centre has to offer this Christmas. The service makes it easier to get into the city centre, without having to worry about traffic or find parking. You can park up for free at...

Paper lorry catches fire on M1 closing two lanes

A lorry fire on the M1 closed two lanes of the motorway this morning. The incident happened on the M1 northbound between junction 20 and 21. The lorry contained large paper rolls. The Highways Agency and Fire service are at the scene dealing with the fire. Leicestershire Police Tweeted: "Fire on M1 Northbound Carriageway between Junctions...

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