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Is the A52 really the worst road in Britain?

New figures released by the Government for "on-time car journeys" suggest Brian Clough Way is the worst road in Britain. But how accurate is the data?

The Department for Transport say the figures from March 2011 - 2013 are "experimental" and they need people who use the road regularly to tell them about their experiences.

The best road in Britain is the A11 between the A1101 and A14 in East Anglia. 100% of the journeys for drivers were completed on time in January 2014. Drivers will face delays on this stretch soon as roadworks have now been announced.


A52 in Nottingham worst road in Britain

Nottingham's Brian Clough Way has been named the worst road in Britain.

New data from the Department for Transport shows that more than 60% of all journeys on the A52 are delayed.

A52 in Nottingham has been named the worst road in Britain Credit: Daniel Law/PA Wire

The data also shows that fewer than 40% of all drivers using the A52 will make it to the M1 on time because of delays.

The analysis of the government figures was carried out by the website WeLoveAnyCar.


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Fallen tree has brought A52 to standstill - pictures

The tree fell due to bad weather around 3pm today. Credit: ITV Central
Authorities are working hard to clear the A52 as police warn drivers of delays until after 8pm tonight Credit: ITV Central
Police say two trees fell, one clipped a bus but no one was injured Credit: ITV Central
The entire road is closed bringing Nottingham to a standstill Credit: ITV Central

Fallen tree hits bus causing severe delays on A52

Nottinghamshire police have warned motorists that severe delays are expected on the A52 Derby Road due to a fallen tree hitting a bus.

Police say there could be delays up to two hours as emergency services work to clear the trees.

A52 Derby Road closed in both directions very slow traffic, long delays due to accident, a tree that has struck a bus involved between A6464 (Priory Island) and A6514 (The Qmc Island), congestion on A52 to A60 (Nottingham Knight Island) Northbound and on A52 to B6003 (Bardills Island) Eastbound.

A spokesperson for Nottinghamshire police said it was believed the weather had caused two trees to come down and collide with each other.

He said one of the trees had 'clipped a bus' but said no one was injured. It is not known if there were any passengers on the bus.

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