Drivers heading on the A38 this morning, Tuesday, February 13, are warned to expect delays.

There has been a multi-vehicle accident on the A38 between the A5121 Branston Interchange and Clay Mills.

According to traffic and travel website Inrix, this involved multiple vehicles and has led to queuing traffic on the road.

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Lane closure enters its 10th hour

Lane one on the A38 northbound has been closed for 10 hours while work is carried out to clean up the fuel spillage and fix a manhole cover.

Hydroblaster in use on A38

A hydroblaster is being used to clean up a stretch of the A38 after fuel was spilled on the carriageway.

The tool is being used to clean fuel from the carriageway.

Highways crews working to clear spillage from the road

Highways England has Tweeted to say that crews are on scene working to clear the fuel spillage but drivers are still warned to expect delays. The lane is expected to be “closed for some time”.

Police reveal details of accidents on the A38 this morning

Staffordshire Police said officers were called shortly before 6am to say a white Renault Master van had left the road on the A38 between Branston and Claymills. No-one was injured and the van was recovered at 7.40am.
A second accident was reported at 6.22am. The force said that while one lane was coned off, there was a second road traffic collision in the same area involving three vehicles. Again no-one was injured and all three vehicles were able to be driven away.

A spokesman added that they also received a call from a lorry driver at 6.15am to say that his fuel tank had been damaged due to a broken manhole cover, leading for fuel to be spilled out on to the road.

Manhole being repaired on the A38

Emergency repairs are being carried out to a manhole cover on the A38 as one lane remains closed.

Highways England is carrying out repairs on the manhole on the northbound carriageway between Branston and Clay Mills.

Traffic delays reported between Barton and Alrewas as result of crash

Traffic delays are now backing up to between the A513 at Alrewas and Tamworth and the B5016 for Barton under Needwood and Walton on Trent.

Traffic building up on the A444

Traffic is queuing up on the A444 Stanton Road, in Stapenhill, heading northbound.

The traffic is building up before St Peter’s Bridge with travel time currently around 18 minutes, Inrix has said.

Broken down vehicle causing delays on the A50

Those heading on the A50 are warned of delays due to a broken down vehicle.

The vehicle has broken down on the eastbound carriageway of the A50 between the A522 for Uttoxeter and Upper Tean and the B5030 Ashbourne Road at the Little Chef roundabout.

The road is partially blocked and it is affecting traffic between Stoke and Burton.

Reports of a young cyclist being being involved in a collision in Stapenhill

There has been reports of a young cyclist being involved in a collision at St Peter’s Island in Stapenhill.

Travel time has now increased to 30 minutes

The traffic is now backing up, with travel time increased to 30 minutes, according to Inrix.

Bus broken down in Alrewas

A bus heading from Burton to Lichfield has broken down in Alrewas. Midland Classic has reported that the 7.05am bus on route 811 from Burton to Lichfield has broken down which will delay its journey.

Bus lane now closed with lane blocked on slip road

The bus lane has now been closed by officers working at the scene with a lane blocked on the entry slip road, according to Inrix.

Delays to some bus services as traffic is now slow back to Barton under Needwood

Midland Classic has warned of delays to services X12/812, saying the traffic is now slow back to Barton under Needwood. As drivers are unable to use Branston Road, in Tatenhill, with it being closed for work for the new school, it will delay some routes.

The bus operator said it will advise further of delays “if/when things happen”.

Expect delays of around 20 minutes on the A38

According to Inrix, travel time on the A38 is currently around 20 minutes.

Highways England said the lane will be closed for some time

Highways England has Tweeted saying there are now delays between both the A5121 junctions. It asks drivers to allow extra time for their journey with lane closures expected for some time.

Police are working to clear the scene

Police are on the scene and working to clear the area. It has been reported that there have been a number of accidents in the area, according to Inrix.

Fuel on the road due to accident with one lane open

Drivers are warned there is fuel on the road, with the road completely closed until around 7am. It now has one lane open.