Nine miles of rush-hour queues for morning commuters on M1

Lorry crash and diesel spill blocks two lanes southbound

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 8:28 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 8:30 am
Major queues on the M1 on Tuesday morning

A crashed lorry led to nine miles of morning rush-hour queues on the M1.

Highways England first reported a broken down vehicle blocking lane four southbound, between junction 11 for Luton and 10 for the Luton Airport spur just after 7am on Tuesday (February 4).

But the shunt involving a lorry shut two lanes and traffic officers on the scene reported the clear up was expected to take until around 11am.

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Highways England traffic cameras picked up queues on the M1.

By 8am queues had stretched back to junction 12 or Flitwick.