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Two lanes closed on the M1 southbound due to overturned trailer

A car towing a trailer has overturned leading to congestion. Credit: Highways England

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to an overturned trailer on the M1 Southbound at J27 A608 (Hucknall / Underwood). There is congestion on M1 to J28 A38 (Alfreton / Mansfield).

Lanes three and four (of four) are closed. A car towing a trailer has overturned. Emergency services are at the scene.

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Preparations begin today for major M1 works

The works are going on at Junction 22 and the A511 corridor Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Motorists using the M1 in Leicestershire will see road signs from today warning them in advance of major works set to start in the New Year.

The signs will be going up near Junction 22 and the A511 corridor.

Details Of Major Works

Permanent traffic signals which are being installed on the busiest four of the five approaches to the roundabout next year.

A 50mph speed limit will be introduced in the run-up to the lights.

The carriageway will also be widened in places to increase the number of approach lanes from two to three on the major routes.

The existing footpath will be widened and uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points added.

Other improvements include:

  • The existing footpath will be widened and uncontrolled pedestrian crossing points added.
  • Resurfacing on the A511 between Junction 22 and the Flying Horse roundabout
  • Alterations to the gap in the central reservation at the junction with the cul-de-sac part of Little Shaw Lane

"This is a major investment in improving an already busy junction. The improvements being made over the next six months should greatly ease congestion around the Markfield area, helping road users to avoid delays now and in the future, as Leicestershire continues to grow."

– Leicestershire Environment and Transport Director, Phil Crossland

Most of the work will be carried out overnight to avoid lane closures during the day and avoid traffic delays where possible.

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M1 crash van driver released from hospital

Two people died in the collision Credit: ITV News Central

The driver of a van involved in a collision on the M1 which killed two peoplehas been released from hospital.

The 27-year old passenger of the white Ford Transit van and the 87-year old driver of the blue Mazda Premacy were both pronounced dead at the scene after the van hit the car travelling in the wrong direction.

Leicestershire Police confirmed the man was released after recovering in Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Second victim of fatal M1 crash named

The accident on the M1 claimed two lives Credit: ITV News Central

The driver of a car who died in a collision on the M1 on Monday has been named.

87-year-old Albert Kenneth Newman from Nottingham died when the blue Mazda Premacy he was travelling in was involved in a collision near Junction 24 of the southbound carriageway.

The incident happened at around 2am on Monday and also involved a white Ford Transit van.

27-year-old Michael Joesph William Luciw, who was a passenger in the van, also died in the collision.

The driver of the van was taken to the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where he remains in a stable condition.

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