Wednesday 17 July 2024
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A50 eastbound closed because of a serious collision – see diversion

The A50 is closed eastbound between the A6 (Thurston) and the B6540 (Cavendish Bridge) due to a collision.

Derbyshire Police lead the response to the ongoing incident and have closed the carriageway to allow them to work at scene.

Police said:

‘The A50 is closed eastbound towards the motorway between J2 A6 Thulston and J1 B6540 Sawley. There has been a serious collision and we expect the road to be closed for a number of hours. ‘

National Highways have resources in attendance to assist with traffic management.

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Diversion Route

Road users are advised to follow the solid diamond diversion symbol on road signs

  • Take the slip road for the A6 Alvaston Bypass and continue for 4.6km onto the A5111.
  • Follow the A5111 until it links up with the A52 eastbound.
  • Continue on the A52 for approximately 8.0km to M1 Junction 25.
  • At the junction take the fifth exit onto the M1 southbound

Delays are likely on approach to the closure and diversion routes.



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AA Roadwatch reports:

‘Road closed and queueing traffic due to serious crash on A50 Eastbound from J2 A6 (Derby / Alvaston) to J1 B6540 Tamworth Road (Long Eaton).

‘Congestion to delays through Cavendish Bridge as traffic diverts around the closure.’

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