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Huge traffic on first day of work on busy Leicester road

Eight months of roadworks on the busy Loughborough Road started yesterday, causing traffic delays on the busy city route. The work to the bridge on Loughborough Road is being done as part of a flood risk assessment to the area. The work will close the inbound lane to all traffic up to September 2018. Outbound traffic...

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...

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...

Live: M1 in Leicestershire closed after collision and fire overnight

The M1 Northbound is closed following a collision and fire overnight, with the motorway expected to remain closed well into the morning. The collision occurred at around 1.30am this morning and the motorway was closed in both directions. The southbound carriageway was reopened at around...

Delays on M1 this morning after offal spillage

Traffic is building up on the M1 this morning, after a lorry shed it’s load of offal. The incident happened at 2.30am this morning near J24 of the M1, close to East Midlands Airport. Two lanes are currently closed at the roundabout on J24. Clean up work is underway. A spokesman for Highways England said: “Most...

Two lanes closed following crash on M1 this afternoon

A crash on the M1 this afternoon is causing long delays on the northbound lanes of the motorway in Leicestershire. The accident took place at 3pm today near East Midlands Airport. Two lanes of the motorway were closed following the crash, between Junction 24 (for East Midlands Airport) and Junction 25. No details around the accident...

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...

Casualties cut free from vehicles after three car collision in Leicestershire

Highways England are warning of long delays on the A42 near Ashby-de-le-Zouch after a three car collision. The southbound carriageway between Junction 13 and Junction 15 has been closed whilst emergency recovery teams clear the scene. Three casualties were trapped in the collision and crews had to cut them free. The northbound carriageway has reopened,...

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...

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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