Tuesday 16 July 2024
14.7 C

A42 East Midlands Airport closed – vehicle fire

Due to a HGV fire, the A42 between J13 and the M1 (J23A) is closed.

Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are now on scene to tackle the blaze.

If you are heading to East Midlands Airport this morning, please plan ahead and find an alternative route.

Diversion Routes 

Road users travelling northbound are advised to follow the solid circle diversion symbol visible on local road signs.

  • Exit the A42 northbound Junction 13 at Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
  • At the Interchange take the third exit east onto the A512.
  • Continue westbound along the A512 for approximately 13km passing through the Loughborough Road Roundabout at Coleorton and Ashby Road West/ Charnwood Road, A512/B591 Ashby Road East/Ingleberry Road/Leicester Road Junctions in Shepshed to the M1 Junction 23.
  • At the Interchange take the first exit(left) onto the M1 northbound.
  • Continue northbound on the M1 for approximately 7.0 km to M1 J23a, and then take the free flow slip road lane onto the A42 to the A42/A453 Finger Farm Roundabout.
  • At the roundabout take the third exit onto the A453 southbound.

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