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Live updates: A46 closed both ways at A606 Melton – serious collision

Police advice is to avoid the area.

6 am on 5 November: The road was fully reopened at around 1 am this morning 


9:50 pm Northbound reopened

The A46 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between the A606 and the A6006 following a serious collision.

All emergency services are working at the scene with Leicestershire Police leading the response.

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Diversion Routes:

Southbound diversion route is not symbol led:

Exit the A46 southbound at the A606 junction.
At the roundabout , take the first exit along the A606.
Continue on the A606 for approx. 6 miles until the crossroads with Six Hills Lane.
Turn right and follow for approx. 4 miles
At the next junction , continue over the crossroads heading along the B676 for 1.5 miles, until it re-joins the A46 at Six Hills junction


8:15 pm Remains closed

Road closed and slow traffic due to crash investigation work on A46 both ways between Hades Lane and the Upper Broughton turn off.

The road is closed due to an accident first reported at around 15:30.


Location maps

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AA Roadwatch

‘Road closed and queueing traffic due to crash on A46 both ways between Hades Lane and the Upper Broughton turn off.

‘Congestion to routes through Willoughby on the Wolds as traffic diverts from the closure.’


Traffic flow at 5 pm
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National Highways 4:30 pm

The A46 in Leicestershire has been closed in both directions between the A606 and the A6006 following a serious collision.

All emergency services are working at the scene with Leicestershire police leading the response.

Traffic Officers and contractors are en route to assist with the implementation of strategic closures.


Diversion Routes: 

Southbound diversion route is not symbol led: 

  • Exit the A46 southbound at the A606 junction.
  • At the roundabout , take the first exit along the A606.
  • Continue on the A606 for approx. 6 miles until the crossroads with Six Hills Lane.
  • Turn right and follow for approx. 4 miles
  • At the next junction , continue over the crossroads heading along the B676 for 1.5 miles, until it re-joins the A46 at Six Hills junction

Northbound diversion route is not symbol led: 

  • From the A46 Dalby junction , take the exit slip road and at the junction with Hades Lane, turn left.
  • At the following junction with the A6006, turn right heading west and follow the A6006 for 5 miles to the crossroads with Rempstone village.
  • Turn right onto the A60 and head north for 7 miles.
  • At the roundabout with the a52, head east signed Grantham , for 9 miles to rejoin the A46 at Saxondale Roundabout.

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.


National Highways said at 3:55 pm 4 November:

‘The A46 is closed both ways between the A606 (Melton Mowbray) and the A6006 (Loughborough) following a serious collision.

‘All emergency services are working at the scene with police leading the response.

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