Long delays expected as three lanes shut on M1 in Northamptonshire due to lorry fire

There is miles of congestion on the lead up to the closure

Tuesday, 12th July 2022, 4:40 pm

Drivers are warned of long delays during rush hour as three lanes are closed on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

A lorry fire has caused three or four lanes to close on the northbound carriageway between junction 16 for Daventry and junction 17 for the M45 today (July 12).

Traffic is at a standstill while fire crews deal with the incident.

National Highways says congestion is now backed up to junction 15 ahead of the closure. The agency expects this to add around an hour and half onto journey times.

More to follow.

Three out of four lanes are closed on the M1.