A closure has been put in force on the A5 at Hinckley by Leicestershire Police.
Police issued an alert that the road is shut at around 5.40am, northbound on the Hammonds Way roundabout.
Around 10 minutes later this was extended to run between Dodwells Island and Lime Kilns in both directions.
A spokesman said: “We advise you find an alternative route.”
Updates are below on this ongoing incident.
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