Recovery work is now underway on stretch of Northamptonshire motorway after lorry engine failure

Severe delays of half-an-hour have been reported this morning after one lane has been closed on a Northamptonshire motorway following a lorry with a over-heated engine.

Wednesday, 29th March 2017, 11:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 8:19 pm
Recovery work is now underway on a stretch of a Northamptonshire motorway after reports of a lorry engine failure.
Recovery work is now underway on a stretch of a Northamptonshire motorway after reports of a lorry engine failure.

Traffic is backlogged on the M1, northbound, between junction 16 (Flore) and junction 17 (M45) and lane one of three is blocked.

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The AA Traffic News site says reports suggest that the engine has overheated as well as gearbox issues.

There have also been a number of other unrelated breakdowns along this segment of the M1, which occurred earlier this morning.

Traffic is currently estimated to be travelling at 10mph.