Gridlock across Derby as roadworks begin on inner ring road
TRAFFIC was gridlocked across the city after traffic lights on St Aulkmund's Way on the inner ring road.
Work on St Alkmund's Way is causing serious problems with reports of delays of more than an hour to bus services.
Drivers making their way into the city reported queues along the A6 into the city taking more than an hour to travel from Duffield into the city centre.
Drivers making their way into the city have reported queues along the A6 into the city taking more than an hour to travel from Duffield into the city centre.
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Traffic from Duffield to Derby on the A6 is seriously congested with reports of drivers queuing for 55 minutes from Duffield to St Benedict's school.
The roadworks on St Alkmund's Way which is affecting Trent Barton buses.
The company is reporting that there are delays of 30 minutes to the sixes, allestree, mickleover, swift, X38 and villager services.
THERE are reports of an accident on the A52 heading eastbound into Derby just before the Markeaton roundabout.
Police are en-route but say it seems it is between two cars just before the island.
There has also been an crash on the A38 which has partially blocked the carriageway heading southbound between the University and Markeaton roundabout.
There is also long hold ups on the A6 southbound into Derby with signs telling to find alternative routes.
The M1 is slowing between junction 25 and the East Midlands Airport turn-off at junction 24. And between junction 30 at Chesterfield and junction 29 at Alfreton traffic is heavy.
The A52 from Kirk Langley to Markeaton Island is also slowing due to road works heading eastbound into the city.
Sir Frank Whittle Road is also slow heading towards the Pentagon Island with regular morning traffic.
There are still temporary traffic lights in use on the slip road from St Alkmund's Way onto King Street, likely to slow things as things get busier later in the morning.
Rain should miss the rush hour traffic but will be heading into the county at around midday.
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