06 December 2019 12:53
A 'multi-vehicle' accident has closed the A45 in one direction near Northampton this morning, Highways England has reported. UPDATE: All lanes are now open after the earlier accident In a tweet just before 7.30am, Highways England said:"#A45 eastbound is closed at Great Billing due to a multi vehicle collision. Emergency services are on scene working. The AA said: "Partially blocked and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on A45 Eastbound at B573 Northampton Road (Grendon / Earls Barton Turn Off). Congestion to Ecton, and westbound queues on the other side back to Great Doddington." The road reopened just after 9.30am Read more: A45 in Northampton reopens to traffic after multi-vehicle crash Emergency services were called to the eastbound carriageway near the Great Doddington junction just before 6.45am.
The crash involved a lorry and four other vehicles - a white Ford Transit, a black Hyundai i20, a grey Mercedes CLS 320, and a blue Skoda Octavia. One man in the Ford Transit had to be extracted from the vehicle by a fire crew and has been taken to hospital after suffering neck pain. Police closed the road. Sign up to our daily newsletter The i newsletter cut through the noise Thanks for signing up! Sorry, there seem to be some issues.
Get the biggest Daily stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing We have more newsletters Show me See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email UPDATE: 9.40am: All lanes have reopened. The A45 eastbound is closed in Northamptonshire causing three miles of tailbacks back towards the M1. The closure is at the stretch between the A5076 and the B573 at Great Billing, near Northampton, due to a multi vehicle collision. All emergency services are working at the scene in a response led by Northamptonshire Police. A Highways England spokesman said: "Emergency services are on scene working. Thee will be delays in this area so please plan to use another route this morning, or allow more time." A diversion route is being installed using local routes, say Highways England. We want you to be able to get your news whenever and however you want it. As well as our website, we have a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, @leicslive, and for a daily snapshot of the top stories, you can sign up to receive our newsletters. 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. And if you download our app, you can sign up for push notifications, which means you'll get alerts about the biggest breaking news stories. We've also got Facebook groups for traffic and travel, crime, things to do with the kids, shopping and homes for sale. All lanes heading out of Northampton have now reopened following an earlier accident this morning (Friday). Highways were forced to close the major route heading out of town just before 7.30am following an accident on the eastbound carriageway at Great Billing. The crash involved a number of vehicles and emergency services were called to the scene. Motorists were warned of long delays on surrounding routes with diversions put in place. The westbound carriageway heading towards Northampton town centre also had long delays. Highways England tweeted just after 9.30am: "#A45 has all lanes back open after an earlier collision." The eastbound A45 was closed and the westbound had long delays Read more: 'Multi-vehicle' accident closes A45 near Northampton