An accident on the A50 near Derby is causing delays of more than an hour this morning.

Highways England say there are currently long delays on the eastbound carriageway between Junction 4 for the A38 Toyota Island and Junction 3 for Swarkestone Road.

Officers from Derbyshire police are currently on the scene. It is not known if anyone has been seriously hurt in the accident.

According to Highways England, traffic is moving as they say one lane is now clear for motorists following the crash.

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue services said that the accident happened near to the Junction 4 slip road and two cars were involved.

Both drivers were treated initially by firefighters before being handed to over East Midlands Ambulance service.

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Traffic easing again

Traffic seems to be easing on the A50 as a result of the second incident this morning.

The A50 appears to be returning to normal.

ANOTHER incident!

Reports are coming in about another incident on the A50 eastbound that is causing further traffic this morning.

This event involved a tanker that is now cordoned off on the approach to the Derby Southern Bypass.

This is before the scene of the earlier multi-vehicle accident we reported on.

Delays easing

Delays on the A50 eastbound after the Toyota roundabout are slowly easing.

Recovery complete and all lanes now open

A38 traffic easing slightly

It appears that the traffic on the A38 is easing as travel time is decreasing on the adjoining A50.

Traffic company Inrix is reporting that queues are slowly shortening, but have not fully dissipated yet.

Driving time very high

Live traffic information company Waze is reporting that driving time for the A50 eastbound is up to around an hour.

Average speeds are being clocked at around 11 kmh, or just under 7 mph.

How Google is showing traffic

The red line indicates very heavy traffic.
The red line indicates very heavy traffic. (Image: Google Maps)

Vehicles are 'severely damaged'

Highways England says one lane remains closed on the A50 and that recovery of the cars is proving difficult because hey have been severely damaged.

A38 'at a standstill' says bus company

Trent Barton says the A38 is currently “at a standstill” following this morning’s crash on the A50.

The firm made the claim while responding to a tweet about services running this morning.

Derbyshire Police give further details

Derbyshire Police say a man and a woman have suffered from minor injuries following this morning’s crash.

Police were called to the scene at 7.25am.

The cars involved are a Volkswagen Golf and a Mini Cooper.

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Normal traffic conditions not expected until 10am

Highways England say ‘normal’ traffic conditions are not expected on the A50 eastbound until 10am.

This time is only an estimate. The road may clear before then or afterwards.

Firefighters and ambulance called to A50 smash

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service have confirmed they have attended this morning’s crash on the A50.

They say the accident happened near to the Junction 4 slip road and two cars were involved.

Both drivers were treated initially by firefighters before being handed to over East Midlands Ambulance service.

One lane cleared but long delays remain

Highways England say one lane is now clear for traffic following the crash on the A50 eastbound.

Emergency services are attending the scene

Traffic information company Inrix says emergency services are attending the scene of the crash.

Traffic is backing up to Junction 5 for the A516 Derby Road.

'Severe' 90-minute delays after two-car collision

Highways England have said there are currently around 90-minute delays on the A50 following the accident this morning.

The accident is said to have involved two cars.

(Image: Highways England)

Avoid the A50 say Highways England