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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...

Woman escapes serious injuries after car ends up under lorry on M69

A woman survived a lucky escape after her car was involved in a collision with a lorry on the M69 motorway. The crash happened at around 6:45am today, with a red Nissan ending up lodged under a lorry. The accident caused huge delays near Leicestershire.

Car crashes into barrier closing lane on M1

A lane was closed on the M1 this morning near East Midlands Airport, after a car crashed into the barrier of the motorway. The incident occurred between Junction 23A and Junction 24. The lane closure caused slow traffic, but delays were kept to a minimum with cars continuing to move around the incident. Recovery work on...

Major Leicester road closed due to Police incident

Police have closed a major dual carriageway in Leicester following an ‘incident’. Red Hill Way (A563) near Belgrave has been closed in both directions. Police have not released any details about the incident, however it is believed the incident took place on or near Loughborough Road. We will bring you further updates on this story as we...

Two lanes closed on M1 in Leicestershire after ‘serious’ crash

Two lanes of the M1 in Leicestershire are blocked following a multi-vehicle collision this evening. The incident happened at around 6.30pm on the northbound carriageway of the motorway between Juntion 21 and 20, near Lutterworth. Highways England have confirmed a number of vehicles were involved...

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...

Cow on motorway causes long delays as travel chaos continues

The travel chaos this Bank Holiday weekend continues, with long delays on the M1 this morning after a cow made her way onto the motorway. The delays are in both directions of the M1 approaching J20 in Leicestershire. Highways England say the cow had escaped through a gap in a fence onto the motorway. She's now...

One-way system being introduced on major road in Spinney Hills

A stretch of a busy road in Spinney Hills is being made one-way to traffic following concerns from residents about traffic congestion and parking problems. The new one-way system is being introduced on a section of Mere Road and the surrounding streets, with work due to take place over...

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...

Busy road in Leicester will be closed all day Sunday

A busy road into Leicester city centre will be closed tomorrow, due to resurfacing work by Leicester City Council. The repair work will be undertaken on a stretch of Aylestone Road, at the junction with Freemen’s Common Road. It means a road closure will be in...

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