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M1 motorway tailbacks after lorry catches fire

The M1 motorway was closed in both directions between Junction 28 and 29 this afternoon after a lorry caught fire. Long delays are still affecting drivers.

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M1 motorway closed after lorry catches fire

The M1 motorway has been closed in both directions between Junction 28 and 29 this afternoon after a lorry caught fire.

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Pictures posted on social media showed thick black smoke in the sky.

The blaze, close to Mansfield, is now believed to be under control but the motorway lanes remain closed.

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