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Queueing traffic on M1 Southbound due to resurfacing work and an accident. Credit: Highways England

There is very slow traffic on the M1 Southbound due to resurfacing work and an earlier accident involving four vehicles.

The road is closed between J22 A50 (Coalville) and J21A A46 (Leicester) with congestion on the M1 to J23 A512 (Loughborough).

Travel time is at least an hour with the disruption expected to last until the afternoon.

M1 Southbound between J22 and 21a expected to be shut until the afternoon

The M1 Southbound is closed between J22 and J21a for repair work after a four vehicle collision and a fire overnight.

Resurfacing is taking place after extensive fire damage to the motorway.

All three lanes are closed. The closure is likely to last until this afternoon.

Highways England says:

The diversion is to follow the solid circle, exit at junction 22, take the A50 southbound.

At the A50/A46 interchange, take the fourth exit onto the A46 southbound, to rejoin the M1 at junction 21a.

– Highways England

M1 Southbound closed for emergency repair after accident

The M1 is closed Southbound between J22 A50 / A511 (Coalville) and J21A A46 (Leicester North / Kirby Muxloe) due to resurfacing work after an earlier accident involving two vehicles.

Resurfacing is expected to be ongoing throughout the morning peak period.

Highways England are advising of this diversion: "Exit at J22 take the A50 southbound. At the A50/A46 interchange take the 4th exit onto A46 southbound to re-join M1 at J21A."


Long delays on the M1 southbound in Leicestershire

There are long delays on the M1 southbound with the main carriageway closed and queueing traffic between J23 A512 (Loughborough) and J22 A50 / A511 (Coalville),

There is congestion on M1 to J25 A52 Brian Clough Way (Nottingham / Derby).

Police have closed the main carriageway. Northbound is not affected.

  • Diversion - Leave at J23 follow the A512 to the B591 then southbound to the A511 to rejoin the M1 southbound at J22.
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