Pictures have emerged of a crash involving a lorry and a car which closed the A42 near Ashby in treacherously icy conditions.
The car burst into flames as a result of the impact following the collision, which happened on a stretch of the dual carriageway between junctions 13 and 14.
Crews from Ashby and Castle Donington fire stations attended the incident.
A Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a 999 call was received by fire control shortly before 9am today, Monday January 25.
He said: “We received a call at 8.54am to a collision on the eastbound carriageway of the A42, between junction 13 for Ashby and junction 14 at Tonge.
“It involved one car and a lorry, with the car subsequently catching fire as a result of the impact.”
He added: “Two firefighters using breathing gear and one hose reel jet extinguished the fire and made the vehicle safe.
“No-one was injured as a result of the collision and the ambulance service was not required to attend.”
The eastbound A42 was closed between Ashby and Tonge while emergency services dealt with the incident.
One lane of the carriageway eventually reopened at about 9.30pm when traffic began to flow again, however, the incident caused widespread delays and congestion in the area.
It is not known when the road fully reopened.
A stop message was received by fire control at 9.37am when crews came away from the scene and left the incident in the hands of police and Highways England.
Castle Donington Fire Station posted images of the incident on it’s official Facebook page.
They were accompanied by the message: “All occupants of the vehicles are okay. But we please ask you only to make essential journeys especially with conditions as they are.
“If you have to go out in your car please ensure it is thoroughly cleared of snow and ice. The Highway Code states that you must, by law, be able to see out of every glass panel in your vehicle.”
It added: “Also make sure you have plenty of water in your washer bottle as your screen will become dirty extremely quickly. If necessary pull over and give it a clean.”
It was one of several crashes that emergency services were called on to deal with this morning.
A message shared with followers of the Leicestershire Roads Policing Unit Twitter account this morning said: “Ten accidents on the M1, M69, A42 so far and we have only been on since 7am.
“Reduce your speed, clear your screens and mirrors before you leave and reduce your speed.
“Don’t use lanes with snow in them unless an emergency. Reduce your speed. Better still, stay home!”