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Trent Bridge has been re-opened this morning, after being closed last night due to a police incident.
Trent Bridge is open this morning, and we are back to normal route on Navy and Green services
Police had been concerned for the safety of a man on the bridge, but he left the area safe and well.
One lane is blocked and there's queueing traffic due to an accident involving two cars on the M1 Southbound between Junction 15 A45 / A508 (Northampton) and Junction 14 A509 (Milton Keynes).
There is heavy traffic on the M6 and M5 this morning:
One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to a broken down vehicle on the M5 Northbound between Junction 3 A456 (Halesowen / Birmingham) and Junction 2 A4123 (Oldbury / Birmingham).
One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic due to an accident on the M6 Southbound between Junction 6 A38(M) Aston Expressway / A5127 Gravelly Hill / A38 Tyburn Road / Slade Road Spaghetti Junction and Junction 5 A452 (Castle Bromwich).
The M5 is blocked Southbound with stationary traffic between Junction 4A M42 and Junction 5 A38 (Droitwich/Whychbold).
The carriageway is blocked to assist with a tyre change on a lorry.
Nottingham Express Transit has confirmed Phase Two of the city's tram project will open to the public today.
It follows two years of disruption and delays to residents as 17.5km of new tram lines have been laid to Clifton and Toton.
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Councillor Jane Urquhart, with lead responsibility for NET at Nottingham City Council, said:
“This is a really great day for Nottingham. It marks the dawn of a new era when NET becomes a true network and, with trams running from every seven minutes, it is all set to provide easier access to key locations right across the city.
Hundreds of people are expected at the unveiling of a plaque to mark the 40th anniversary of the Nuneaton station rail disaster.
A sleeper train from London to Glasgow with a hundred people on board came off the tracks at Trent Valley Station at more than 70 miles an hour, leaving six people dead and 38 injured.
The memorial plaque will be unveiled this afternoon to remember the tragedy and to pay tribute to the emergency services.
Bus service providers and traffic monitoring services are warning that there are still delays and bus diversions in the Digbeth area because of the ongoing fire.
#Birmingham - a serious fire ia being tackled by firefighters at Birmingham wholesale market in Digbeth. Pershore Street is closed...1/2
#Birmingham - aswell as a number of surrounding side roads. Anyone nearby is asked to keep doors / windows CLOSED due to heavy smoke.2/2
#DigbethFire Service 50, 97, 2, 3, 5, 6, 17, 73 have returned to normal routes. Please expect some delays.
Service 2, 3, 5, 6, 17 & 37 diverted via Coventry Road, Digbeth High street, Heathmill Lane, Fazeley Street and onto Park Street.
Service 73 is diverted via Digbeth High Street, Heathmill Lane, Fazeley Street and onto Park Street to continue normal line of route.