Major crash involving lorry and motorbike causing long delays in Derbyshire

Emergency services are currently at the scene of a major crash involving a lorry and a motorbike in Derbyshire.

Sunday, 21st August 2016, 1:37 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:36 pm
Current scene on the A38 southbound near Ripley junction,. Picture: @PaulReevesEA (Twitter)

The incident happened on the A38 southbound approaching the A610 Ripley junction at about 11am. The A38 is closed in both directions, the Highways Agency has said.

The fire service, police and paramedics are currently at the scene.

A spokesman for the Highways Agency said: “The A38 is closed northbound between the A610 (Hartshay) and the A61 (Watchorn). The southbound carriageway is closed between the B600 (Cotes park) and the A610, due to a serious traffic collision. Derbyshire police are in attendance.

“Traffic wishing to continue their journey north should exit the A38 at the A610 and continue along the A610 and turn right onto the B6013. Continue north, take a right onto the A615 then the A61 and re-join the A38 at Watchorn.

“HGV’s are advised to continue south on the M1 to J26 and follow the ‘solid black Diamond’ diversion symbol onto the A610 to re-join the A38 at Hartshay.

“Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey and use alternative routes.”

More to follow.