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8.10pm: No major incidents or congestion to report. 6.55pm: The M1 southbound has now re-opened between Junction 21 and Junction 20.6.08pm: Still no update on when the M1 southbound between Junction 21 and Junction 20 will re-open. It's causing knock-on delays across the county this evening5.30pm: Rush hour congestion on main southbound routes out of the city following earlier accident between Junction 21 and Junction 20 of the M1. Traffic backed up along Ayelstone Road, Narborough Road, Welford Road, at the Everards Island and along Lubbesthorpe Way.5.15pm: One lane of M1 southbound has been reopened between Junction 21 and Junction 20 to relieve congestion and traffic backed up by serious accident. Diversions remain in place. 4.10pm: M1 Southbound remains closed between Junction 21 and Junction 20. Diversion from Junction 21 onto M69, then A5 and A4303 Coventry Road back to M1 at Junction 20.2.50pm: All three lanes of the M1 southbound have been closed between junction 20 and junction 21 due to a serious accident. More information coming soon.2.10pm: An accident in Leicester on Welford Road countybound, near Carlton Street, means one lane is closed. Delays heading back to the Southgates Underpass.1.40pm: The A453 has just re-opened between the M1 at Junction 24 and Ratcliffe power station.12.35pm: The A453 is closed in both directions to the east of East Midlands Airport after a crash. Police said the road was expected to remain shut for some time. The collision involved one car and one lorry and the driver of the car has been taken to hospital with slight injuries. The incident was first reported at 10.40am.10.20am: There were delays on the M1 today after a crash near Leicester Forest East. At about 9.20am emergency services were called to a crash involving two cars and a heavy goods vehicle. One motorists received minor injuries in the crash.8.20am: There are reports that the A47 Hinckley Road in Desford is blocked at the junction with the B582 due to a broken down lorry. Area Traffic Control said the incident had been reported by motorists in the last half hour but had not be confirmed.For more local and national travel information and weather updates see the links below:MOTORWAY UPDATES: For traffic updates on UK motorways and other key roads - CLICK HERE.LIVE CAMERAS: Check the M1 through Leicestershire with our live traffic cameras - CLICK HERE.NATIONAL RAIL: For live UK train updates - CLICK HERE. FLIGHT INFORMATION: For East Midlands Airport visit: CLICK HERE.WEATHER: See the latest five-day weather report at: www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/weather.CONTACT NEWSDESK: Send us your news and pictures. Tweet us @thisisleics or email newsdesk@leicestermercury.co.uk

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