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ROAD: A50 - EASTBOUND - STAFFORDSHIRE

The A50 eastbound is closed after a person was hit by a lorry between A518 Derby Road (Racecourse roundabout, Uttoxeter) and J7 A515 / Derby Road (Sudbury).

There is congestion on A50 to B5030 Ashbourne Road (Little Chef Roundabout) affecting traffic heading from Stoke towards Derby.

Diversions have been in place since 4am and are expected to remain for the majority of this morning.

All eastbound traffic is advised to follow the solid diamond symbol, following the A518 south. Continue east through Marchington (B5017), then follow the A515 north to re-join the A50 near Sudbury.

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PICTURES: Traffic chaos after flooding in Perry Barr

The A34 underpass near Perry Barr has been closed after several inches of flood water made it impassable causing traffic chaos.

Perry Barr underpass flooded Credit: BPM Media
Traffic chaos caused by flooding Credit: BPM Media
Underpass closed due to flooding Credit: BPM Media

Drivers faced delays of more than an hour as traffic came to a standstill during the morning rush-hour. many buses were also diverted.

Many surrounding routes were also jammed as motorists attempted to locate other routes into the city causing gridlock in the Perry Barr, Aston and Birchfield areas near the One Stop shopping centre.

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Who will fall foul of the £100 parking penalty?

Bad parking at railway and Midland Metro stations will, from today, be punished with a fine of up to £100.

The fine will be issued to anyone found doing the following:

  • Not in a marked bay
  • On double yellow lines
  • Parked in such a way as to obstruct emergency services, other users or create a hazard
  • Parked in a designated disabled parking bay without properly displaying a valid Blue Badge permit
  • Using the car park for purposes other than Park and Ride

Caught on camera: The illegal parking plaguing Park and Ride

Transport bosses in the West Midlands have released a series of pictures revealing how some bad drivers have parked up on pavements, yellow lines, and even blocked off the road entirely.

It comes as Centro launches a new scheme today to punish bad parking at Park and Ride car parks serving railway and Midland Metro stations with a £100 fine.

Yellow lines? Never mind! This driver was caught at Northfield station Credit: Centro
This driver ignored the yellow blocked-off sections completely Credit: Centro
These drivers have actually blocked in disabled spaces with their inconsiderate parking Credit: Centro
This driver is blocking off the through-road entirely Credit: Centro

New £100 fines for nuisance parkers at railway stations

Drivers who park illegally at railway and Metro car parks across the West Midlands will be handed a fine of up to £100 from today.

Warning notices have been put up and more than 20,000 leaflets have been handed out at all 59 free Park and Ride sites in the region.

These two drivers would be given £100 fines for this poor display Credit: Centro

The fine will be reduced to £60 if paid within 14 days.

Councillor Roger Horton from Centro said the scheme was being introduced to stop the "selfish few" putting pedestrians and other drivers at risk.

He said all money raised by the fines would be ploughed back into running the enforcement operation.

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