Police close off two village roads after incident

Motorists are urged to find alternate route this afternoon following an incident in Broughton Astley which has forced two roads to be closed. The exact nature of the incident has since been confirmed to be a collision.

Officers from Leicestershire Police have warned that the B581 Broughton Way between the junctions of Byre Crescent and Box Road is closed. The B581’s junction with Station Road is also closed.

No further information is available at this stage. We have contacted police for more details.

We are covering this incident live. Updates to follow below.

B581 closed in both directions

Latest information from traffic data supplier Inrix confirms the closure is in both directions of the B581. It said: “Broughton Way in both directions closed, slow traffic due to accident between Byre Crescent and Box Road.”

Police confirm collision

A spokeswoman for Leicestershire Police has confirmed that the incident along the B581 in Broughton Astley is a collision.

She was unable to confirm further details at this stage. Road closures remain in place.

Police have been contacted

LeicestershireLive has contacted Leicestershire Police for more information on the nature of the incident along the B581 this afternoon.

Map of the affected area

A map shows the length of the police cordon currently in place along the B581 this afternoon. No further details from police on the incident are available at present.

The red line shows the length of the closure in place from Box Road (top) to Byre Crescent (bottom)(Image: Google)

Closures are in place

Traffic data supplier Inrix has confirmed road closures are in place in Broughton Astley following the earlier incident. As police have already stated, they are on between Byre Crescent and Box Road.

Find alternate routes, say police

Officers from Leicestershire Police have called on the public to avoid the B581 this afternoon in the wake of the incident. No further information on that is currently available.

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