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Accidents clearing on A38 and A42

Earlier accidents on the southbound carriagways of the A38 and A42 near Burton are now being cleared, although traffic is still slow in these areas.

Vehicles on A38 awaiting recovery

Map showing congestion on A38
Map showing congestion on A38

Traffic and travel information website Inrix has reported that the A38 southbound between B5016 Barton-under-Needwood/Walton-on-Trent turn off and A513 ( Alrewas/ Tamworth turn off was blocked until around 7.40am. Vehicles are awaiting recovery and this is affecting traffic between Burton-upon-Trent and Lichfield

Hartshorne road shut due to last night's accident

Manchester Lane in Hartshorne is also closed in both directions between Heath Lane and A514 Main Street due to icy roads.

A van overturned in icy conditions blocking the road last night.

One lane of A42 blocked due to accident

An accident has been reported on the A42 southbound

Traffic and travel information website Inrix is reporting that an accident has occurred between J11 A42 at Burton and J10 A5 at Tamworth

One lane on the sounthbound carriageway is closed and slow traffic is reported.

Map reports congestion due to accident on A38

Congestion is being reported near Burton following the incident

Map showing congestion on A38
Map showing congestion on A38

Reports of accident on A38 at Barton under Needwood

Two vehicles are involved in an accident on the A38 near Barton under Needwood as queuing traffic is reported.

Traffic and travel information website Inrix has reported that the A38 southbound between B5016 Barton-Under-Needwood/Walton-On-Trent turn off and A513 (Alrewas/Tamworth turn off is blocked.

The accident is currently affecting traffic between Burton and Tamworth