Collision and ‘intense’ fire closes M1 northbound

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A collision and ‘intense’ vehicle fire closed the M1 in Leicestershire overnight between Junction 20 and 21.

Although the southbound carriageway is now open, Highways England says northbound lanes will remain closed “throughout the morning”.

It is thought that emergency services have been at the scene since around 1am this morning.

Leicestershire Police is urging motorists to find an alternative route this morning.