Thursday 1 June 2023
10.4 C

Live updates: A42 southbound closed – collision and overturned caravan

The A42 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between J12 (Packington) and J11 (Appleby Magna) due to an overturned caravan.

A42 has reopened

Location 10:30 am

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

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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

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.


AA Roadwatch: 09: 14 am Sunday 21 May

‘All lanes stopped and queueing traffic due to crash, a car and an overturned caravan involved on A42 Southbound from J12 B4116 Measham Road (Measham / Ashby-De-La-Zouch) to M42 J11 (Burton-Upon-Trent). Traffic is being forced off at J12 (Measham/Ashby-De-La-Zouch).’