One lane had to be closed on the A38 northbound between the B600 junction in Alfreton and junction 28 of the M1 in South Normanton following a multi-car crash.
Several emergency vehicles attended the incident on Easter Monday morning.
There was severe congestion in the area.
Meanwhile, one lane was closed and there was heavy traffic on the M1 northbound between junction 28 and Tibshelf Services because of an accident.
There is no word on any injuries as a result of the collisions.