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M69 southbound closed after black ice causes seven crashes

Police have closed the southbound carriageway of the M69 in Leicestershire because of black ice on the road.

It follows seven crashes within a short space of time earlier this morning.

Officers say no-one were seriously injured in the collisions.

The road will be re-opened when it is deemed to be safe again.

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ROAD: M69 SOUTHBOUND - LATEST

Road closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M69 Southbound between J1 A5 and M6, congestion on M69 to J2 B4669. Road closed at 07:00 following an accident. Estimated that the road will be closed throughout Tuesday mornings rush hour. Trapped traffic is being turned around.