Live updates: Crash closes M42 near Ashby

A crash has closed a section of the M42 near Ashby.

Leicestershire Police have said the collision happened just to the north of the A511 junction.

They said they are dealing with the incident and are asking motorists to avoid the area if possible.

Motorists in the area should expect a significant delay to their journey time.

We are covering the incident live. See updates below.

As well as our website, Leicestershire Live has a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, @leicslive, and for a daily snapshot of the top stories, you can sign up to receive our newsletter.

We’ve also got Facebook groups for traffic and travel, crime, politics and many more subjects.

If you prefer to use an app, we’ve got apps for both Android and Apple devices which can be tailored to deliver the news and sport that you’re interested in as well as breaking news alerts.

For updates on where you live there’s also, a service that is customised to provide information and new from near you, both from us and from other sources.

In Your Area also has an app that you can sign up for.

We want you to be able to get your news from around Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland whenever and however you want it.

And plenty of you already do, with more than 3.7 million users coming to our website every month.