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Highways England not expecting big rush in traffic

Highways England not expecting big rush in traffic Credit: ITV News Central

Highways England says has told ITV News Central that they are not expecting a big rush in traffic this morning across the Midlands.

The government agency lifted and completed a number of roadworks over the Bank Holiday weekend, including a stretch of the M1 between Loughborough and Mansfield, and Junctions 1-3 of the M69 near Hinckley.

In total, 373 miles of roadworks were removed across the country.

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ROADS: M6 NORTHBOUND - WEST MIDLANDS

One lane closed on M6 Northbound Credit: PA

One lane is closed due to emergency repairs on the M6 Northbound between J10 A454 (Walsall / Wolverhampton) and J10A M54.

The closure follows an accident which happened around 15:00 on Sunday afternoon (21st August). The lane closure is expected to remain in place for the rest of the week.

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TRAINS - DELAYS - VIRGIN EAST COAST

Up to 45 minutes on Virgin East Coast trains Credit: Martin Keene / PA Wire/Press Association Images

There are delays of up to 45 minutes on Virgin East Coast trains between Peterborough and Kings Cross.

It' due to a signalling problem at Peterborough causing delays and also affecting First Hull Trains, Grand Central and Great Northern.

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