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 the incident.

Emergency services are at the scene dealing with the incident. They have also closed the northbound carriageway to allow recovery work to be completed.

Drivers are being advised to avoid the area or expect long delays. To keep up with all the latest news, please like our Facebook Page