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If it's happening, you'll hear it here first.

If it's happening in the wider world and we think you'll be interested, this is where you will find it.

We will keep you up to date on all you need to know.

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Major road in Castle Gresley closed after incident

There are reports of an incident on Burton Road at Castle Gresley with three fire engines said to be in attendance.

Multi vehicle accident in Swadlincote causing heavy traffic

A multi-vehicle accident on the A514 Hartshorne Road is causing heavy traffic this evening. The incident happened at A511 Burton Road / B5004 Moira Road (New Inn Roundabout) and has left the road partially blocked. The accident is reported as being near to The New Inn Bar. Police are currently en route.

Etwall Road set to be closed until 8pm tonight

Gas firm Cadent confirms that Etwall Road, in Willington, is likely to remain closed until 8pm tonight following the fracture of a metal pipe.

The company was called last night alerting it to a smell of gas.

Traffic lights in Burton stop working

The traffic lights on the corner of Worthington Way and Station Street in Burton appear to not be working.

The lights are located in a cross section for the entrance to the Coopers Square shopping centre’s car park and the Locomotive nightclub.

Staffordshire County Council have been contacted regarding the issue.

More to follow.

The traffic lights on the corner of Worthington Way and Station Street appear to not be working
The traffic lights on the corner of Worthington Way and Station Street appear to not be working

Gas company says Etwall Road likely to be closed until late-afternoon

Gas company Cadent says Etwall Road is likely to remain closed until late-afternoon due to the gas leak.

A spokeswoman for the company said she would issue an update after lunchtime.

In the meantime, workers are on the site attempting to fix the problem.

Midland Classic is experiencing delays

Midland Classic is experiencing delays to its services today

Midland Classic delays
Midland Classic delays

Residents speak out over Etwall Road closure

Sam Hill, who lives on James Clarke Road, said he was awoken at 1.30am to a man who was checking his house for gas.

He said: “They came in and scanned all the pipes and skirting boards then told me everything was fine and they didn’t need to evacuate us.

“It wasn’t the best because I’ve just got back from America and have jet lag but they told us to keep our windows closed.

“They said they would be working on it for the rest of the night but are doing whatever needs to be done to make sure we’re safe.”

Live map shows congestion across Burton and South Derbyshire

Live map shows congestion
Live map shows congestion

Live map shows problems across Burton and South Derbyshire as commuters struggle to get to work due to the threat of black ice. The roads in red show traffic congestion

Slow traffIc on the A444 and A38

Slow traffic is being reported on the A444 and on the A38 into Burton. Traffic is currently queuing from Castle Gresley towards Burton, while traffic is also slow on the A38 southbound.

Travel and traffic information website Inrix reports that it is slow between A514 Cadley Hill Road (Castle Gresley) and Woods Lane (Stapenhill).

However, there are no current incidents to report and it is thought that it is the threat of black ice for cautious drivers.

The scene on the A444 at Castle Gresley
The scene on the A444 at Castle Gresley

Derbyshire Police tweet

Derbyshire Police has tweeted about the incident

Gas company blocks road as it works on gas leak

A smell of gas is evident
A smell of gas is evident

Gas company Cadent are currently at the scene blocking the road between Willington and the new Peacehaven Meadow estate.

A Cadent employee at the scene said: “We’ve been working on the gas leak since the early hours of this morning. I don’t know how long it is going to take to fix it but the road is closed for the moment.”

The latest from the scene

The latest from the scene
The latest from the scene

Road closed near Willington

The B5008 Etwall Road near Willington is closed in both directions this morning between the A5132 The Green and the A38/A50 Toyota Island.

This is due to a gas leak, according to traffic information company Inrix.