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Live updates: A42 closed southbound after A453 – lorry shed load

Emergency services are attending.

Updates to follow…


National Highways | 6:00 pm

A42 remains closed southbound between M1/A453 and A511 Ashby-de-la-Zouch

Clear up of a lorry’s shed load (glass containers) continues.

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1 lane (of 2) is also closed northbound

Delays of approx. 15 minutes on the M1 and A453 southbound – almost back to Ratcliffe-on-Soar


National Highways | 4:00 pm

The A42 remains closed southbound between the M1/A453 and A511 Ashby-de-la-Zouch due to a lorry that has shed its load.

1 lane (of 2) is also closed northbound

There are delays of approx. 15 minutes on the M1 and #A453 southbound back to #Ratcliffe-on-Soar.


National Highways | 1:12 pm

The A42 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between the M1/A453 and the A511 (Ashby-de-la-Zouch) due to a lorry that has shed its load.

Leicestershire Police are in attendance. National Highways area team are on scene to assist with traffic management and clear up works.

Diversion Route

Road users are advised to follow the Solid Diamond diversion symbol on road signs.

  • Exit the A453 (southbound) at the A42/A453 Finger Farm Roundabout and take the first exit onto the A42 south.
  • Continue southbound keeping in the left lane and taking the free flow lane onto the M1 (southbound).
  • Continue south on the M1 to J23 and then exit the motorway.
  • At the M1 J23 take the third exit onto the A512 (westbound).
  • Continue westbound on the A512 passing through the A512/B591 Ashby Road east/Ingleberry Road/Leicester Road junction, Ashby Road West/Charnwood Road junctions in Shepshed and through the Loughborough Road roundabout in Coleorton through to the A42 junction 13 at Ashby-de-la-Zouch for approximately 7.5 miles.
  • At the A42 J13 take the first exit onto the A42 southbound.

National Highways | 12:54 pm

‘The A42 is closed southbound between J14 M1 and J13 Ashby-de-la-Zouch due to a lorry that has shed its load.

‘Emergency services are on scene and Traffic Officers are on route.

‘Please allow extra journey time if in the area.’


AA Roadwatch | 1 pm

‘All lanes stopped and stationary traffic due to crash on A42 Southbound after J14 A453 (Castle Donington). At around 12:45 all traffic was held. Prior to this lane one (of two) was closed.’

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