Accident causing long delays on M1

Police are advising drivers to avoid the M1 following an accident.

There are currently delays of at least 30 minutes from J15 to J15A in Northamptonshire, covering several miles of the northbound carriageway.

The delays are due to a road traffic collision with lane 1 (of 3) closed and Highways England has resources deployed working hard to restore normal conditions as soon as possible.

For traffic approaching the delays locally, motorists are advised to expect disruption with extra journey time and may wish to re-route or delay journeys.

A spokesperson from Highways England said: “If travelling towards this area from much farther afield, you may wish to change your strategic route, allow extra travel time and follow guidance from our on-road variable message signs and media.

“Further incident information is available from Highways England by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our @HighwaysEMIDS regional twitter feed. Our 24/7 contact centre team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.”

Highways England has been working closely with Northamptonshire Police, who led the response to this incident.

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