These are the latest photos of the M1 in Leicestershire, where two people were killed in a crash earlier this morning.
Police are investigating reports a car travelled the wrong way down the motorway prior to the crash in the early hours.
The southbound carriageway remains closed.
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Police are investigating reports a car was travelling the wrong way along the M1 before a crash in the early hours which left two men dead.
The accident, involving a Mazda Premacy and Ford transit van, happened at about 2am on the southbound carriageway near to junction 24.
The 87-year-old driver of the Mazda and a 27-year-old man, who was a passenger in the van, were both pronounced dead at the scene.
The southbound carriageway and one lane of the northbound carriageway are currently closed between junction 25 and 24 and are expected to remain shut for most of the morning.
A "major accident" closed both carriageways of the M1 in Leicestershire this morning.
The accident, involving two vehicles, occurred between J25 A52 (Nottingham / Derby) and J24 A6 / A50 / A453 (Kegworth / East Midlands Airport).
Two lanes on the northbound carriageway have since reopened but the southbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for much of the morning.
Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic because of an accident on the M1 Southbound between J17 M45 (Dunchurch/Coventry) and J16 A45 / A4500 (Daventry). There is congestion back to J18 A5 / A428 (Rugby).
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Delays, one lane closed and queueing traffic due to emergency repairs and earlier lorry fire on M1 Northbound between J23 A512 (Loughborough) and J23A A42. Travel time is 60 minutes.
The road was closed at 09:15 until 18:00 when traffic was released from J22. Lane one (of three) closed. The lane closures remain in place whilst the clean up operation
Police say the M1 Northbound between Junction 22A and 23 will remain closed for the next two to three hours.
The motorway was closed earlier this morning because of a lorry fire.
The M1 between Junc 22A and 23 northbound will be closed for the next 2 to 3 hours. There will be delays throughout the evening.
Travel misery is continuing for motorists using the M1 through Leicestershire after a lorry fire closed the entire northbound carriageway at Junction 22 this morning.
Queues are now stretching as far back as J20, and long distance traffic is being advised to leave the M1 onto the M6 and use the M42.
There are now delays of more than three hours. The remains of the lorry have been moved but the clean up operation continues. The motorway is expected to stay closed until at least the evening.
Diversion - Traffic can exit at J22 and take the A511 through Coalville to A42 J13, from where traffic can rejoin the M1 at J23a. Long distance traffic can leaving the M1 at J19 and take the M6 north to J3a, before taking the M42 and A42 north to rejoin M1 at J23a.