UPDATE: Police partly close major Derbyshire road after a multi-vehicle accident

Police have closed part of the A38 this morning due to a collision involving several vehicles.

Tuesday, 10th November 2015, 11:17 am
Paul Reeves, who works for the Environment Agency, posted this photo to his twitter feed earlier.

Shortly before 5am today (Tuesday, November 10), officers received a report that a Mercedes van had broken down on the A38 at its junction with the A61 in Alfreton and that a recovery vehicle was on route.

At around 5.10am, the Mercedes was struck by another van, which is carrying chemicals. A third van collided with the first two and then a lorry collided with all three vehicles.

Police and firefighters remain at the scene and traffic is being diverted.

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Three people have suffered minor injuries and have been taken to hospital.

At 10am the fire service said that the road remained closed northbound while recovery work continued.