One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M5 Northbound between J6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester) and J5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold).
A lane is closed on the M6 Northbound at the entry slip road due to a broken down vehicle at the M1 J19 / A14 (Catthorpe Interchange).
A major route through Kegworth is due to reopen this morning after it was closed on Boxing Day because of a burst water main.
The A6 Derby Road was shut when a three foot water pipe broke. Thousands of homes in the Loughborough area were left without water.
Plans to improve traffic in the Midlands will be announced today by the government as part of a £25billion national infrastructure investment.
The funds will go towards making the A50 in Staffordshire safer, and cut traffic back-log around Uttoxeter.
The Government says work on the road will start no later than 2016. and the funding will come from the insurance industry.
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander said the £25 billion investment from insurance companies into British infrastructure projects was a "massive vote of confidence".
Speaking at the construction site of National Grid's London Power Tunnels, Mr Alexander said the investment was "more evidence we are rebuilding Britain."
Drivers campaigning to make the A18 in Lincolnshire a safer road say the local council isn't doing enough to protect them. Their calls for more action come as a new report highlights the area as having some of the most hazardous 'A' roads in the country.
According to a report by the Road Safety Foundation, Lincolnshire is one of the most dangerous places to drive, while Yorkshire has the riskiest dual carriageways. An urgent review is now being sought. Fiona Dwyer reports.
People in the East Midlands are at the highest risk of dying or being seriously injured on the region’s motorways and A-roads, a new study has found.
The survey, by the Road Safety Foundation, has identified the A5012 in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, as the road with the highest risk.
The research looked at British motorways and A-roads outside major urban areas. These roads make up 11% of the road network but 51% of road deaths occur on these routes.
It also showed that running off the road accounts for 30% of all deaths on these roads and that junction crashes are the most common accidents leading to serious injury.
While 9% of motorways are rated in the "'low risk" category, 97% of single carriageway A-roads are not. The overall risk of death and serious injury on motorways and A-roads was lowest in the West Midlands and highest in the East Midlands, the poll revealed.
Road Safety Foundation director Dr Steve Lawson said: "Most recent improvement in road safety has come from car design and safer driving. The specification that authorities currently set road managers is to reduce crash rates in general."
"That approach is too weak and must be replaced, because it muddles factors over which road managers have no control - such as car safety, hospital care and traffic levels - with factors very definitely under their control such as roadside safety barriers or junction layouts."
The Government has been looking at how we can reduce the amount of so-called "street clutter", excessive signs, lights, bollards that blight some of our towns and villages.
Experts are divided on the issue. Some say they can save lives but others say they can confuse drivers and increase risks, as well as making country roads look ugly. Keith Wilkinson reports
New 20mph speed limits come into force in parts of Nottingham today as part of a trial scheme.
The 20mph zones will be applied to all residential streets in Sherwood and could be introduced across the whole city by 2015 if the scheme works.
The Government want to reduce street clutter, but experts are divided on the issue with some saying lots of signs reduces accidents.Read the full story ›