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A46 closed due to fire and traffic incident

Police have closed a part of the A46 in both directions between Thrussington and the A6006 Dalby due to a road traffic collision and fire.


Emergency services were called to the incident at 2.15am this morning (Friday).























Police have closed the road to deal with the incident. Photo: NEMM file image.


Motorists are advised to avoid the area and find alternative routes.

Area Traffic Control tweeted earlier this morning to give updates on the situation which is causing travel delays around the Syston and Hobby Horse roundabout area.


















The road is likely to remain closed for most of Friday morning. A diversion has been set up by National Highways for drivers travelling through the area.


Road users are advised to expect disruption and to allow extra journey time.


Diversion route details and guidance is as follows;


Northbound

  • From the A46 at Wanlip junction, take the first exit and travel on the A6 north, for 8.9km.

  • At the A6/A6004 roundabout, follow the A6004 north-west along Epinal Way, turning right at Warwick Way to re-join the A6 after Loughborough town centre.

  • Continue on the A6 north-west for 4.4km, until the signalised junction with the A6006.

  • Turn right and follow the A6006 for 16km until it re-joins the A46 at the Dalby junction.

Southbound

  • From A46 Dalby junction, exit for the A6006 and turn left at the bottom of the slip road and head west.

  • Follow the A6006 for 16km until the signalised junction for the A6.

  • At the junction, turn left and head south-east on the A6 for approximately 3.5km.

  • At the roundabout with Warwick Way turn right, at the next roundabout turn left onto Epinal Way, at the next roundabout continue straight on along the A6004 and continue past the University buildings until it re-joins the A6 after Loughborough town centre.

  • Continue on the A6 south-east, until it re-joins the A46 at the Wanlip junction.


More to follow.

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