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Live updates: M1 closed in both directions J20 – J21 serious collision

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed in both directions between J20 and J21 due to a serious collision.

Updates to follow…


National Highways |10:16 am

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed northbound between J20 and J21 due to a Police led incident. The M1 southbound between J21 and J20 has now re-opened.

Leicestershire Police investigations remain ongoing at the scene and the closure is expected in place for several hours.

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Preperations are being made to release traffic caught within the closure.



National Highways |8:26 am

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed in both directions between J20 and J21 due to a Police led incident.

Leicestershire Emergency services in attendance.


Diversion Route

Road users travelling northbound are advised to follow the Hollow Square diversion symbol on road signs

Exit the M1 northbound at J20 and take the first exist (west) onto the A4303.

Continue along the A4303 to the A4303/A426 Lutterworth Road/Rugby Road roundabout and then take the second exit from the roundabout.

Continue westbound along the A4303 passing through a further two roundabout at Coventry Road and Magna Park to A5/A4303 Cross in Hand roundabout.

Then take the fourth exit from the roundabout and proceed north along the A5.

Continue northbound along the A5 Waitling Street for approximately 10.3kms to the A5/M69 Junction 1 Interchange.

At the Interchange take the fifth exit onto the M69 northbound. Continue along the M69 northbound for approximately 14.5kms to M69 J2/M1 J21 and re-join the M1 northbound at J21.

Road users travelling southbound are also advised to follow the Hollow Square diversion symbol on road signs

Exit the M1 southbound at J21 and take the third exit (south/west) onto the M69.

Continue south/westbound on the M69 for approximately 14.5kms to M69 Junction1/A5 Interchange.

At M69 J1 exit the motorway and take the first exit (left) onto the A5 southbound.
Continue along the A5 southbound for approximately 10.3kms to the A5/A4303 Cross in Hand Roundabout.

At the roundabout take the first exit (left) onto the A4303 eastbound. Continue eastbound along the A4303 passing through the roundabouts at Magna Park and Coventry Road to the A5/A426 Lutterworth Road/Rugby Road Roundabout.

At the roundabout take the second exit (straight ahead) and continue eastbound along the A4303 to M1 J20.
Re-join the M1 southbound at J20.


National Highways |8:09 am

‘The M1 in Leicestershire is closed in both directions between J20 and J21 due to a serious collision.

‘Leicestershire Emergency Services are in attendance, including Leicestershire Police

‘Diversion routes in operation.’


AA Roadwatch |7:02 am

‘All lanes stopped and stationary traffic due to crash on M1 both ways from J20 A4304 Lutterworth Road (Lutterworth) to J21 M69 (Leicester).’

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