All lanes of the M1 are now open after the accident involving five lorries between Junction 25 and 26.
The motorway is still congested with journeys between junctions 24 and 25 taking 40 minutes.
Nottinghamshire Police advising drivers passing the scene of the crash not to take photos.
If you are driving past the crash scene on the M1 (J25-26), we advise you not to take any photos or recordings as this is very dangerous.From @nottspolice on Twitter:
The Highways Agency are providing updates on the knock on effect of the closure of the M1 Northbound.
Three lorry drivers are in hospital after a crash involving five lorries on the M1 in Derbyshire.
The accident happened just north of Trowell Services on the northbound carriageway shortly after 3 o'clock this morning.
Two of the lorry drivers were trapped in their cabs and had to be freed by fire and rescue services.
The condition of the three lorry drivers who were taken to hospital is unknown.
The accident has blocked the entire northbound carriageway and the motorway remains closed.
Diversions mean there is heavy traffic around the whole area