Drivers advised to avoid M1 southbound heading towards Northampton after serious crash blocks two lanes

Two lanes blocked and traffic heavier than normal on Monday morning

Monday, 22nd November 2021, 7:20 am
Queues on the M1 at just after 7am this morning

Drivers heading south on the M1 towards Northampton face a double whammy of delays during the morning rush-hour on Monday (November 22).

National Highways says a "serious" collision is blocking two lanes between the M45 between Watford Gap Services and junction 16 for Daventry and Northampton.

A spokesman said at 7.15pm: "Traffic Officers and Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue crews are currently at scene, Northants Police and East Midlands Ambulance Service are on their way.

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"If you are planning travel, please avoid the area."

Another shut is also blocking two lanes further north, near junction 18 for Crick is causing queues back to the Cathorpe Interchange.