Live updates as overturned crane closes A42

An overturned crane has closed the A42 tonight (Wednesday), shutting off a route to the M1. The A42 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between the M1 Junction 23A / A453 and Junction 13 for Ashby-de-la-Zouch.

Due to the recovery operation for an overturned crane, emergency services including Leicestershire Police have been in attendance. National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene assisting with traffic management.

Due to the size of the vehicle and the nature of the complex recovery operation, the road is expected to remain closed throughout the night. A full diversion route is in place, see below for details.

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