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Travel: A50 closed Eastbound due to accident

The A50 Eastbound in Derbyshire is closed due to an accident involving a car and pedestrian. It happened between Junction 4 A38 / B5008 Etwall Road (Toyota Island) and Junction 3 A514 Swarkestone Road (Swadlincote / Melbourne).

The following diversion is in place:

  • Go via the A38 north towards Derby
  • At the junction with the A5111 head east to the A6
  • Take the A6 south and re-join the A50 at J2

M5 closed between Junctions 4a and 5 due to roadworks

M5 closed Northbound Credit: ITV News Central

The M5 is closed Northbound with very slow traffic due to over running roadworks between Junction 5 A38 (Droitwich / Wychbold) and Junction 4A M42.

There is also congestion up to Junction 6 A449 / A4440 Warndon Way / A4538 Pershore Lane (Worcester).

Travel time is currently estimated to be about 70 minutes.

The overnight closure was due to finish at but may be in place until 8am. A diversion is in place via the A38.

the route is not expected to open until 2pm this afternoon.

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All lanes on M6 now open 24 hours after fatal crash

All lanes are now open. Credit: ITV News Central

All lanes on the M6 have now been re-opened, 24 hours after a fatal lorry crash brought the motorway to a standstill and left one man dead.

Motorists faced delays of up to two hours as emergency services dealt with the aftermath of the accident.

Approximately 2900 square metres of road surface had to be replaced. 16 trucks attended the site of the accident, laying more than 300 tonnes of tarmac.

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