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M1 reopens in both directions after 14 hours

Thousands of motorists heading from the East Midlands towards London were stranded on the M1 motorway today after it was closed because of a suspicious package.

The road was shut in both directions between Northampton and Milton Keynes but has since reopened, Robert Townsend reports.

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M1 re-opens following clear-up operation

All lanes of the M1 Southbound have now re-opened following an earlier closure to remove hanging debris from an overhead gantry. Delays are thought to be clearing.

Storm Doris: M1 Southbound closed for clean-up operation

Credit: Highways England.

The M1 is closed Southbound with traffic queueing. It's due to a clean up operation which is underway to remove debris thought to be hanging down from an overhead gantry between J26 A610 Nottingham and Eastwood and J25 A52 Brian Clough Way for Nottingham / Derby.

Lanes two, three and four were originally closed as a precaution due to hanging debris, however this precaution has now been extended across all lanes.

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