Thursday 29 February 2024
6.6 C

A42 southbound closed from M1 because of an overturned crane

The A42 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between the M1 J23A / A453 and J13 (Ashby-de-la-Zouch) due to a recovery operation for an overturned crane.

Emergency services including Leicestershire Police have been in attendance. National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene assisting with traffic management.

Due to the size of the vehicle and the nature of the complex recovery operation, the road is expected to remain closed throughout the night.

Diversion Route

Diverted traffic is advised to follow the solid diamond diversion symbol.

  • Exit the A453 southbound at the A42/A453 Finger Farm Roundabout and take the 1st exit onto the A42 southbound
  • Continue, keeping in the left hand lane and take the free flow lane onto the M1 southbound
  • Continue on the M1 southbound until J23
  • Exit the M1 and take the third exit at the roundabout onto the A512 westbound
  • Continue on the A512 westbound passing through the A512/B591 Ashby Road East junction and the Charnwood Road junction in Shepshead and through the Loughborough Road Roundabout in Coleorton through to the A42 junction J13 at Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • At J13, take the first exit and re-join the A42 southbound

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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