Drivers advised to avoid A50 eastbound following traffic collision

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Drivers are being advised to steer clear of the A50 eastbound following a multi-vehicle collision between Junctions 1 and 2.

Fire crews from Long Eaton, Donington and Leicester are at the scene along with Derbyshire Police and the East Midlands Ambulance Service.

One person is being extricated from a vehicle, and four other casualties are receiving treatment while two vehicles are being made safe.

Highways England have routed a diversion via the A6 north, A5111 north, A52 east to J25 of the M1 then M1 south to J24a.