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Long delays on the M1 southbound after road re-opens

Traffic queuing on M1

There are still long delays on the M1 southbound between junctions 28 and 29 after the carriageway reopened following a crash involving two lorries this morning.

The accident at 4.55am, south of Tibshelf, led to one of the drivers being airlifted to hospital in Sheffield with serious injuries.

The southbound carriageway was closed for 10 hours for the vehicles to be recovered and to allow police to carry out accident investigations.

Clear-up continues after M1 lorry crash

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Serious RTC M1 s/bd 29-28. Recovery and clear up in operation. Diversion in place. Pls be patient & observe matrix... http://t.co/NL5JdC1nt9

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Still working alongside Burrows to clear M1 29-28 s/bd RTC. Shouldn't be too long now http://t.co/qiK37xgkRv

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M1 Derbyshire update: Road to stay closed until 4pm

There are delays of an hour on the M1 Southbound between J29A and J29 due to a two-lorry accident between J29 and J28. The Highways Agency says it doesn't expect the road to re-open until around 4pm this evening.

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#M1 On the M1(S), J29 - J28, replacement lorries are on scene & were now removing the loads from the original HGVs involved in the accident.

PHOTO: Lorry crash on M1 still causing tailbacks

One driver airlifted to hospital after crash Credit: Jason Zadrozny

Easter Bank Holiday travellers in North Derbyshire are still facing long delays on the M1 after two lorries collided.

It happened on the southbound carriageway, between junction 29, at Chesterfield, and junction 28, at Alfreton, at about 5am this morning.

One driver has been airlifted to hospital with 'serious injuries'.

Police have closed off the stretch of road between the two junctions, with delays expected to last several hours.

There is a diversion in operation as police investigate what happened.

Stretch of M1 remains closed after lorry crash

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RT @hatraffic_emids #M1 #Derbyshire Early expectation is that the M1(S), J29 - J28, will remain closed for several hours. Expect delays...

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Due to the accident which has closed the #M1 southbound J29 - J28 in #Derbyshire, motorists won't be able to use #Tibshelf motorway services

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