Motorists heading in and out of Burton faced long delays in the town after an accident on the A38 this morning.

Traffic and travel information website, Inrix, reported there was very slow traffic on the northbound carriageway after a broken down vehicle on the Toyota Island resulted in an accident.

The incident, which happened at around 8am this morning, is believed to be minor and nobody is thought to have been injured as a result of the crash.

The broken down vehicle that was initially causing problems on the road was later removed by a recovery service and traffic is starting to ease in the area.

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Check out our updates on this incident as they came in below.

Accident now cleared

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said:

The collision was very minor. The drivers exchanged details and were both able to leave.

Police did attend the scene and the broken down vehicle has now been recovered.

The road is now clear.

Broken down vehicle is still waiting to be removed from A38

Traffic problems continue on the A38 as they await the removal of a broken down vehicle, according to Inrix.

The traffic is moving slowly but drivers are urged to avoid the area if possible.

Midland Classic puts out extra buses to deal with delays

Tweets about the traffic

Here's what witnesses are saying

One witness stuck in the traffic described the scene as “mayhem”

She said: “There was traffic everywhere. I’ve never seen it so bad.

“Hawkins Lane was gridlocked. People were trying to turn around to find another route, it was mayhem.

“The traffic was backed up all the way to the A38.”

Drivers urged to avoid the area

Delays on the A50

Motorists on the A50 are warned of queuing traffic on the A50.

There are currently delays on the eastbound carriageway at the B5030 Ashbourne Road at the Little Chef roundabout.

Other traffic problems on the A38

There is also queuing traffic at the A38 Kingsway, in Derby.

According to traffic and travel website Inrix, traffic is building up on the northbound carriageway before Kingsway Island and Markeaton Island.

Heavy traffic in the town centre

There is heavy traffic as a result in Burton town centre
There is heavy traffic as a result in Burton town centre (Image: Google Maps )

Delays to bus services as a result

Traffic is building up in the town centre

Traffic in Horninglow Street
Traffic in Horninglow Street

Traffic is at a standstill in Horninglow Street

Traffic in Horninglow Street
Traffic in Horninglow Street