Long delays for drivers on the M1 in Northamptonshire with reports a car has spun around on the carriageway

An accident is causing delays on the M1 in Northamptonshire this morning (Monday).

Monday, 21st May 2018, 9:45 am
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:37 am
The scene of the crash. Picture via @HighwaysEMIDS
The scene of the crash. Picture via @HighwaysEMIDS

All lanes ahead of junction 16 southbound at Northampton have been stopped following the crash within the last hour.

It is being reported that a car has spun around on the carriageway, according to traffic updates.

One lane is blocked as a result. Traffic is queing back to Watford Gap.

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Highways arrived on the scene at 7.50am.

**UPDATE: At 8.40am @HighwaysEMIDS tweeted: "All lanes are clear on #M1 #Northamptonshire southbound within J16 #Northampton following recovery of vehicles involved in a collision, long delays back to J17 (#M45) remain but will start to ease. Thanks for your patience."