Thursday 29 February 2024
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Five-vehicle accident on M1 J21 causing 90-minute delays

There are severe delays of over an hour and a half on the M1 northbound in Leicestershire.

A collision has closed one lane (of 4) between J21 (for the M69) and J21a (for Leicester).

Emergency services including Leicestershire Police are in attendance. Highways England Traffic Officers are also providing assistance with traffic management on scene.

Please allow extra time for your journey if you’re travelling in the area as there is over 6 miles of congestion approaching the incident on the M1 northbound and 40 minute delays with over 2 and a half miles of congestion on the M69 northbound approaching the M1 interchange.

AA Roadwatch said:

‘Road blocked and stationary traffic due to accident, two cars, a minibus, a van and a lorry involved on M1 Northbound between J21 M69 (Leicester) and J21A A46 (Leicester North / Kirby Muxloe). At around 17:35 all traffic was held.’