Bus blaze near M1 closes major East Midlands road as drivers face chaos and smoke plumes

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The incident has occurred on the A42 in Leicestershire, southbound between the M1 and the A511 (Ashby-de-la-Zouch). Emergency services have attended the scene.

National Highways reported: “The A42 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between the M1 and the A511 (Ashby-de-la-Zouch) due to a coach fire.

“Emergency services including Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance.

“National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene to assist with traffic management.”

The service advised road users to follow the solid diamond diversion symbol on road signs to arrive at their destinations.



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