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Welcome to the rolling news live blog where you'll find all the latest news and traffic, travel, sport and weather updates for Burton and the surrounding area.

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.

We're hoping you can be our eyes and ears in your own communities so if you spot something going on you can email reporter Helen Kreft at helen.kreft@burtonmail.co.uk or call us on 01283 245032.

Vehicle hits lamp post on the A5121

A vehicle has hit a lamp post causing slow traffic on the A5121, around the A38 Branston Interchange this Thursday evening.

According to traffic monitoring site, Inrix, the accident is partially blocking the Branston road, with the vehicle currently on the slip road just before the roundabout, recovery is en route to the scene.

Road in Bretby reopens as driver uninjured

Repton Road, in Bretby has reopened following a crash involving one vehice, which then overturned.

The road has now reopened after it was closed by a single car road traffic collision at around 6.50am this morning.

The woman driving the blue Skoda involved in the collision was uninjured.

Overturned vehicle closes road in Bretby

Repton Road in Bretby is closed in both directions due to an overturned vehicle which is blocking the road. The incident has occurred near Nether Farm and there is queueing traffic

It is affecting traffic between Repton and Hartshorne

A Newhall road has become blocked with cars stuck

Robinson Road in both directions is blocked between B5353 High Street and Parliament Street/Orchard Street due to ice and snow. Cars have now become stuck in the road according to traffic and travel information website Inrix

Midland Classic claims roads are worsening

midland classic claims roads are worsening
midland classic claims roads are worsening

Bus company Midland Classic is still struggling to reach passengers this morning.

In the latest post on Facebook, the company said: “Traffic and roads are getting worse! In addition to the extra diversions:
The 0720 route 4 is still stuck in Goseley. We have sent an extra bus to Swadlincote to start there and the 0820 bus is almost at Goseley
Robinson Road is now blocked with stuck cars so route 8 is going to have to stock to the main road until cleared
We also have other buses stock in various places, generally due to vehicle obstructions
The A444 is slow/queuing back to Overseal again and the A511 to Woodville
Unfortunately all services that side of the river are being delayed with knock on to other services

school services affected include the 327 (40 mins late), the 0755 812 from Burton (40 minutes late)“

More images of the snow last night

These images were taken last night by Burton Mail photographer Simon Deacon in Ashby Road and Bretby Lane in Winshill

More traffic photos as the A444 suffers gridlock

Drivers may see more than an hour added to their journey time as the latest photos from the A444 show gridlock traffic

a444 in stanton
a444 in stanton

Andy also took this video of cars struggling in the snow last night

Latest photo from gridlocked A444

Slow traffic continues on the A444

Here is the latest photo from the A444 near the Newhall junction as cautious drivers continue to battle icy weather

a444 traffic
a444 traffic

Pictures are coming in of the heavy snow last night

CONTRIBUTED IMAGE - READERS PICTURE Picture: Andy Smith - Rangefinder Photographic Group Snow on Wood Lane in Newhall
CONTRIBUTED IMAGE - READERS PICTURE Picture: Andy Smith - Rangefinder Photographic Group Snow on Wood Lane in Newhall

Andy Smith from the Rangefinder Photographic Group took these shots of snow on Wood Lane in Newhall

CONTRIBUTED IMAGE - READERS PICTURE Picture: Andy Smith - Rangefinder Photographic Group Snow on Wood Lane in Newhall
CONTRIBUTED IMAGE - READERS PICTURE Picture: Andy Smith - Rangefinder Photographic Group Snow on Wood Lane in Newhall

Severe weather in the north of the county

Yellow weather warning still in place

The region is still the subject of a yellow weather warning until at least 11am today. The Met Office warns: “There will probably be icy stretches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some slippery surfaces likely.”

Today, temperatures are likely to reach a high of 4C – the warmest in a week, with a low of 1C. On Friday, the forecast is sunny with a high of 5C and a low of -1C.

Slow traffic on the A511 and A444 due to snow

Traffic and travel information website Inrix is reporting slow traffic on main roads such as the A511 and A444. So far, expected travel time is an extra five minutes but this could rise throughout the morning.

Jack-knifed lorry closes road

jackknifed lorry
jackknifed lorry

Further north in Derbyshire, a jack-knifed lorry made this road impassable.

A tweet from Peak 4X4 said: “This is currently blocking the A515 at sternlow moor. Impassable. DO NOT USE THIS ROAD. Cars helped on their way

Police reveal latest on road closures

Derbyshire Police has given the latest information on the roads across the county.

Roads Update: A57 Snake Pass remains closed, A6024 Glossop-Holmfirth-open, A628 Woodhead Pass-open, A624 Chapel-Glossop-open, A515 Ashbourne-open, A623 Calver-Chapel-open, A6-Buxton-open, A511 Swadlincote-open. There is snow/slush still on the roads so please watch your speeds.

Live map reveals extent of road problems

Map showing heavy traffic in snow
Map showing heavy traffic in snow

The latest live maps are revealing the roads heavily affected by the severe weather. As can be seen, there is slow traffic along the majority of the A511.

First victims of overnight snowfall

roadspolicing
roadspolicing

Police are reminding drivers to drive only to the weather conditions, Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit’s Twitter feed posted several images of the latest collision caused by bad weather.

It said: “A50 Doveridge. A reminder to please drive to the weather and road conditions. Corsa driver lost control and span from lane 2 to 1 then under this LGV Trailer. Minor injuries only. Pure luck this was not a fatal. #DriveToArrive

Road closure announced

One of the first roads to close is Wood Lane, in Newhall, as reports of abandoned and skidding vehicles are revealed.

Wood Lane is closed between between Yewtree Road / Bretby Road and A511 Ashby Road East. This is due to snow.

Bus route 8 will divert via Park Road to the A444.

Midland Classic reveals abandoned vehicles causing problems on roads

Midland Classic
Midland Classic

Bus firm is releasing up to date information as its drivers struggle through three inches of snow as some roads remain closed.

A message to its passengers from the service said: “Following the unexpected snowfall it appears little, if any, gritting has taken place. we are sending buses out, but will only be finding the state of the roads as we get out there, there is also a large problem with vehicles abandoned overnight causing obstructions. So far, we have identified the following:

Wood Lane in Newhall is closed : Routes 9/19 and 8 will divert via Park Road to the A444 then to Burton. Route 8 will then run from the A444 along Stapenhill Road, Ashby Road and down through Winshill
The state of the roads in Brizlincote Valley mean that routes 9, 19 will not be able to get through there
Route 8 will not be serving Springfield Road, Lime Tree Avenue or the Elmsleigh Drive loop so will run via Darklands road and Newhall High Street to 4 Lane Ends

We’ll advise more as we find out.....”

The first schools announce closure

St Modwens Primary School in Burton is among the first to report its closure due to last night’s snowfall