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A42 southbound closed after multi-vehicle collision

11:22 am 26 December: The A42 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between J12 (Measham) and J11 (Appleby Magna) due to a collision involving three cars.

All emergency services including Leicestershire Police are in attendance. Investigation work is taking place at scene which is likely to take some time.

Diversion Route

Diverted traffic is advised to follow the hollow circle diversion symbol:

  • Exit the A42 southbound at J12 and join the B5006 southbound until the B4116 junction
  • At the B4116 junction turn left and join the B4116 to the Leicester Road/Swepstone Road junction
  • Turn left onto Leicester Road and then immediately right back onto the B4116 until the mini roundabout with the A444 at Twycross
  • At the mini roundabout, turn right onto the A444 and continue passing through Appleby Parva until the A42 J11
  • At the junction, take the 1st exit off the roundabout to re-join the A42 at J11

Please be aware that the M42 is also closed in both directions between J10 and J9 until 3rd January 2023 for planned works.

If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey.


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