The A46 crash in the East Midlands is currently closed in both directions following an incident that resulted in a fatal crash. The collision that occurred between the A606 Melton Mowbray and the A6006 Loughborough was first reported at 3:50pm.
National Highways East Midlands confirmed that “all emergency services” are present at the site. Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit is in charge of the response.
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The A46 northbound road has been reopened.
Route for Southbound Diversion not led by a symbol:
Take exit from the A46 Southbound, and turn right at the A606 junction.
At the roundabout, take the first exit on the A606.
Continue along the A606 for approximately. 6 miles to the crossroads that connects with Six Hills Lane.
Follow the road to the right for approximately. 4 miles.
The next junction is at the end proceed over the crossingroads following B676. B676 through 1.5 miles until it rejoins the A46 at the Six Hills junction
Route Northbound of diversion not symbol-led:
At the A46 Dalby junction , follow the slip road exit and, at the intersection of Hades Lane, turn left.
At the next intersection with the A6006 take a right turn heading west . Follow on the A6006 through 5 miles until the intersection with Rempstone village.
Take a left to the A60 and continue to the north for 7 miles.
At the roundabout, which is a52 A52, take the east-bound route, signposted Grantham over 9 miles before you join the A46 at the Saxondale Roundabout.
If this closure has an impact on your route, plan an extra time to travel. Be prepared, you might need to change your route or delay your trip.
Traffic queues after the crash
Website for monitoring traffic Inrix states: “A46 in both directions shut down, causing traffic to stand in queues due to an accident Hades Lane (Six Hills) and the Upper Broughton turn off (Willoughby On The Wolds). Traffic congestion is affecting routes in Willoughby in the Wolds since traffic diverts away to avoid the closing.
“The road has been closed because of an accident which was which was first reported at 15:30. This is affecting traffic in the area between Leicester as well as Newark.”