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Accident on the A42 causing problems for motorists

An accident on the A42 near Ashby is causing problems for motorists this New Year’s Eve.

The incident took place between junction 13 on the A511 Ashby Road and junction 13 A453 Castle Donington.

One lane is closed and there is queuing traffic. It is not yet known if anyone is injured.

Two vehicles involved in crash in Swadlincote

Two vehicles have been involved in an incident in Swadlincote.

The incident took place on Burton Road at around 11am on Sunday, December 31.

It is not yet known if anyone is hurt.

The crash in Burton Road
The crash in Burton Road (Image: Damian Dgc)