Smoke no longer blowing across the road on A34 New Town Row between B4515 Newbury Road / B4144 Park Lane and A4540 New John Street West / A4540 Newtown Middleway / B4114 New TownRow.
Blaze now under control and visibility vastly improved.
As temperatures dip below freezing this weekend, Leicester's gritting lorries have been out and about on the roads.
Here's a full list of the roads affected by the wet and windy weather - with up to an inch of rain expected to fall today.
Dozens of roads are closed across the Midlands this morning due to flooding, including a number of main A routes.