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Collision and lorry fire shuts M1 Northbound

Credit: Gerard Lowe

The M1 Northbound is closed because of a collision between three lorries.

A vehicle caught fire between Junction 20 for Lutterworth and 21 for Leicester.

The northbound carriageway is likely to remain shut through rush hour whilst the road is repaired.

The road was closed in both directions at 01:30, southbound re-opened at 04:00.

Multiple calls received to 2 lorries on fire on the northbound carriageway of the M1.

– Leicestershire Fire and Rescue

Highways England are encouraging road users to exit at J20, and take the A4303 westbound towards Magna Park, then take the A5 northbound and join the M69 at J1 northbound. Exit the M69 at J3 and re-join the M1 at J21.

Credit: @ESV911

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