Traffic alert: M1 closed in Leicestershire
Commuters face delays this evening after the M1 in Leicestershire was closed northbound between J20 (A4303, Lutterworth) and J21 (M69, A5460, Leicester) due to a serious collision involving multiple vehicles and a fuel spillage.
Two lanes are also closed on the southbound carriageway past the scene. All emergency services are in attendance and the scene is currently being managed by Leicestershire Police.
A diversion is in operation with traffic being diverted off of the M1 at J20 to follow the route marked with a yellow square symbol on local road signs. This will take traffic via the A4303 westbound to Magna Park to join the A5 northbound. Continue on the A5 Watling Street northbound to J1 of the M69. Join the M69 northbound and continue to J2 where it meets the M1 (J21).
Highways England is asking drivers to allow additional time for your journey and if possible consider alternative routes. Road users on the M1 from further afield travelling northbound to reach the North/North East region may wish to divert off of the M1 at J19 on to the M6 northbound and exit at J2 to join the M69 northbound, continue on this road to rejoin the M1 at J21.