Nottinghamshire MP Graham Allen is campaigning alongside a constituent to have new HGV mirror laws implemented following M1 shun
A motorist from Nottingham whose car was shunted a quarter of a mile down a motorway by a lorry wants to get rid of HGV blind spots.
Five lorries have crashed in fog closing the northbound section of the M1 on the Derbyshire-Nottinghamshire border.
The improvements will be made to the Catthorpe interchange on the M1 at its junction with A14 near Rugby and at the junction of A45/A46 Tollbar End junction near Coventry.
Construction work on the junctions, which are used by more than 90,000 vehicles each day, is expected to start between January and March 2014.
– Stephen Hammond, roads minister
These improvements are vital for the economy,but most importantly for motorists in the Midlands, in reducing congestion levels and making journey times quicker in and around these two busy junctions.
M1 Southbound blocked, stationary traffic at J25 A52 (Nottingham / Derby), congestion on M1 to J26 A610 (Nottingham / Eastwood).
Part of the M1 near junction 25 has been closed following a serious collision. It happened just before 12 midday today (Fri).
The road is currently closed in both directions and is expected to be so for a number of hours.
Emergency services are working at the scene.
One lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M1 Northbound between J20 A4303 / A4304 (Lutterworth) and J21 M69 / A563 (Leicester).
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.
The Highways Agency are providing updates on the knock on effect of the closure of the M1 Northbound.
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