M1 resurfaced and reopen 12 hours after huge lorry fire

A lorry fire on the M1 in the early hours of this morning forced the closure of the motorway for around 12 hours.

Friday, 22nd March 2019, 4:14 pm
Updated Friday, 22nd March 2019, 5:01 pm
100 tonnes of tarmac was used to resurface the M1 after the fire. Pic via @HighwaysEMIDS

All emergency services were in attendance to the incident in the early hours of this morning (Friday) which resulted in a full northbound closure between junction 20 for Lutterworth and 21 for Fosse Park.

Highways announced this afternoon the stretch had reopened.

@HighwaysEMIDS tweeted: "REOPEN: The #M1 Northbound between J20 (Lutterworth) & J21 (Leicester) has reopened - all lanes are now running. Resurfaced all lanes across 200m using 100 tonnes of tarmac."

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100 tonnes of tarmac was used to resurface the M1 after the fire. Pic via @HighwaysEMIDS