'Substantial' flooding on M1 near Northampton causing long delays

An exit slip road has been closed due to 'substantial' flooding on the M1 near Northampton this afternoon (Tuesday, October 1).

The exit slip road for junction 16 for the A45 at Upper Heyford has been shut while the floodwater is cleaned up.

Drivers are being urged to take extreme caution when approaching by Highways England.

One lane is blocked by the flash flood and queues go back past junction 15 for the A45 at Collingtree according to the AA Travel website.

Traffic on the M1 near Northampton due to significant flooding. Photo: AA Travel

Traffic on the M1 near Northampton due to significant flooding. Photo: AA Travel