Commuters and residents have faced massive disruptions and delays across Derbyshire today, Thursday, June 5, after a serious collision between two lorries has caused problems across the county.
The collision happened on the northbound carriageway of the M1 near Chesterfield between the A617 area, of the M1 Junction 29, and the A616, M1 Junction 30.
The carriageway had to be closed and meant queueing traffic northbound between J29, A617, at Chesterfield, and J30, A616, at Sheffield, because of an accident involving two lorries and a fuel spillage.
A diversion has been put in operation. People are urged to follow a triangle onto A617 to Chesterfield, A61 to the A619 and travel Eastbound to rejoin at J30.
There are also roadwork areas causing delays and congestion up to Tibshelf Services.
Problems have also occured on the M1 southbound carriageway at South Yorkshire, because of an earlier broken down vehicle southbound at the A57, Sheffield, M1 junction 31.
Elsewhere on the M1 in nearby South Yorkshire, the southbound carraigeway between M18, M1 junction 32, and A617, M1 junction 29, has been affected causing delays and slow traffic on M1 southbound between J32, M18, at Thurcroft and J29, A617, at Chesterfield, due to the northbound carriageway collsion.
The A61 in Derbyshire is also facing problems with stop-start traffic on A61 Derby Road northbound between Watchorn Island in Alfreton and the B6014 Morton Road junction in Stretton, because of people diverting away from the M1 closure.
A628 Derbyshire - Queueing traffic on A628 Woodhead Pass westbound in High Peak between Holmfirth Turn Off and Glossop Turn Off. In the roadworks area.
The A38 Derbyshire - Very slow traffic on A38 southbound in Little Eaton between the Coxbench Road junction and Little Eaton Island. In the roadworks area.
The A38 South Normanton, eastbound between Bramble Way and M1 J28 is affected. The A38 in Derbyshire has very slow traffic on A38 eastbound in South Normanton between the Bramble Way junction and Alfreton, because of the delays on the M1.
The A38 Derby, northbound between A6 Duffield Road and A61 Alfreton Road, has heavy traffic on A38 northbound in Derby between Palm Court Island and Little Eaton Island. In the roadworks area.
The A52 Brian Clough Way Derby, westbound between Wyvern Way and A61 Sir Frank Whittle Road has very slow traffic on A52 Brian Clough Way inbound in Derby between the Wyvern Way junction and Pentagon Island.
The A52 Brian Clough Way Nottingham, eastbound between A52 Derby Road and A6514 Clifton Boulevard. There are delays on the A52 Nottinghamshire with very slow traffic on A52 Brian Clough Way inbound in Nottingham between Bramcote Island and The Qmc Island.
The A57 Aston, northbound between A618 Mansfield Road and M1 J31 Sheffield has problems. This A57 route in South Yorkshire has heavy traffic on A57 northbound in Aston between the A618 Mansfield Road junction and Sheffield, because of people heading towards the delays on the M1.
The A61 Derby Road Clay Cross, northbound between Nethermoor Road and A617has problems. The A61 Derbyshire is very slow traffic on A61 Derby Road northbound in Clay Cross between the Nethermoor Road junction and the A617 junction, because of people diverting away from the M1.
The A610 Nuthall, eastbound between A6096 Gin Close Way and M1 J26 Nottingham has problems. The A610 Nottinghamshire is very slow traffic on A610 eastbound in Nuthall between Ikea Island and Nottingham.
The A617 Heath, eastbound between B6425 Hassocky Lane and M1 J29 has problems. The A617 Derbyshire has slow traffic on A617 eastbound in Heath between the B6425 Hassocky Lane junction and Chesterfield, because of people heading towards the delays M1.
A619 Rother Way Chesterfield, northbound between A61 and A616 has suffered an incident. The A619 Derbyshire is very slow traffic on A619 Rother Way northbound between the A61 junction in Chesterfield and the A616 junction in Barlborough, because of people diverting away from the problems on the M1.
A traffic Incident on the A6135 Sheffield Road Spinkhill, eastbound between Emmett Carr Lane and M1 J30 has caused problems. The A6135 Derbyshire road is very slow traffic on A6135 Sheffield Road eastbound in Spinkhill between the Emmett Carr Lane junction and Sheffield, because of the delays on the M1.