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The A50 has been closed near Castle Donington as emergency services deal with a car fire.

Police officers and fire crews are currently at the scene on the eastbound carriage between Junction 24A and 24 for the M1, close to East Midlands Airport. Officers from Highways England are also at the scene of the incident.

Traffic and travel information website, Inrix, has reported traffic is building in the area while the fire is being dealt with.

The average speed of the road is under 4mph, according to traffic company Waze.

It is currently unknown when the road will be re-opened, but Highways England has predicted the incident will have been dealt with within the hour.

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Traffic now running normally on the A50

Highways England says traffic is now running smoothly at the junction between the A50 and the M1.

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Traffic largely cleared on the A50

Highways England’s t information map shows that some of the traffic has cleared on the A50.

But the agency says it now doesn’t expect normal traffic conditions until as late as 1pm.

The yellow lines on the map below show where traffic isn’t moving as it should be.

Map showing the traffic on the A50
Map showing the traffic on the A50

Traffic expected to clear in the next 40 minutes

Highways England expect the car fire, and the traffic it’s causing, to have cleared by 12.30pm.

Right now, work is still going on to clear the road.

Congestion also reported on the A453, heading towards the M1

Traffic is "bumper to bumper"

According to traffic information network Waze, traffic is currently bumper to bumper around the car fire.

Highways officers are also at the scene

Derbyshire police have confirmed they are working with officers from Highways England at the scene.

Road blocked

According to traffic information network Inrix, the road is currently blocked.

Traffic visualised

Traffic on the M1 J24A (East Midlands Airport) is also being affected by the car fire.

The red line indicates slow traffic.
The red line indicates slow traffic.

Police and fire crews at the scene

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police confirmed they attended today (June 28) the scene and are currently working with fire crews to make the scene safe.