M1 closes near Northampton as air ambulance lands on carriageway after serious accident

The air ambulance landed on the M1 near Northampton after a serious accident on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 19th January 2020, 4:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 19th January 2020, 4:05 pm
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Highways England tweeted via @HighwaysEMIDS at just before 4pm on Sunday: INCIDENT #M1 #J16 -17 closed both north an southbound due to serious RTC Air Ambulance currently landed on carriageway. #Southbound M1 will be released once Air Ambulance has left scene"

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There are no details as to the nature of the accident at this stage.

Highways England updated a short while later to say the motorway southbound had reopened.