Live as HGV crash on A38 causes gridlock traffic to Burton

A crash has taken place on the A38 northbound near South Derbyshire. Both carriageways on the road have been closed at the A516 Uttoxeter New Road / B5020 junction. Long delays are to be expected and queues have been reported with congestion back to Burton.

A spokesman for Derbyshire Police said: “Both carriageways of the A38 between Findern and Kingsway are closed due to a serious collision between two lorries. “Motorists are being advised to avoid the area. “All emergency services were called to the collision at 1.45pm and the road will be closed for some time.”

Firefighters from Kingsway, Nottingham Road, and Ascot Drive Fire Stations are also currently at the collision, alongside East Midlands Ambulance Service.

A reporter is on the way to the scene and we will update this story throughout the afternoon.