The A1M northbound is closed between Junction 36 & 37 after a multi-vehicle traffic collision earlier this morning.
Police received calls around 6am regarding a minor collision between a car and a lorry. At 6.15am, there was another collision in the same area, this time involving a car and three lorries. Two people have been seriously injured from the 2nd collision with emergency services at the scene.
The A1M is closed between J36 & J37 northbound with diversions via J38. The southbound carriageway is open. The motorway is expected to be closed for several hours so motorists travelling through the area should allow extra time for their journeys.
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