Crash on M1 leaves two lanes of the motorway closed through Northamptonshire

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A collision between a lorry and a car on the M1 through Northamptonshire is causing tailbacks on the motorway.

The crash, one-mile north of the Watford Gap services at 11.30am, involved a juggernaut and a Ford Mondeo and has resulted in two lanes of the southbound carriageway being closed while the vehicles are recovered.

A police spokesperson said the collision left the Ford Mondeo facing the “wrong way” in the hard shoulder, along a stretch of roadworks.

An ambulance crew is at the scene but it is understood the woman driving the Mondeo has not suffered serious injuries.

Lengthy tailbacks are building north of the incident and drivers are being advised to take alternate routes where possible.