All traffic on the M1 southbound in Northamptonshire has been stopped following a severe crash.
The entire southbound motorway between junction 18 A5 (near Rugby) and junction 16 A4500 (near Daventry) is shut and all traffic is at a standstill while police deal with the accident.
A single car reportedly hit the central reservation at about 2pm today (July 11).
A man has been taken to University Coventry Hospital with serious injuries as a result.
Meanwhile, traffic on the M1 Northbound has been severely disrupted as a result and delays of up to 20 minutes have been reported.
The M45 at J17 is also closed as far as Dunchurch.
The closure is having knock-on effects on traffic throughout the county. The closure is expected to lift by 7pm tonight.