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Live updates: M1 closed in both directions J22 – police incident

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed in both directions between J22 (Markfield) and J21A (Leicester) due to a Police incident. The motorway was closed at 3:30 am this morning.

Updates to follow…


National Highways | 8:00 am

The M1 is now only closed southbound between J22 (Markfield) and J21A (Leicester) due to an ongoing police incident.

Northbound has re-opened however long delays remain in the area.

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The southbound closure is expected to be in place throughout the rest of the morning.


National Highways | 7:45 am

Remains closed – northbound expected to reopen within an hour.


National Highways Traffic Officers are also in attendance assisting with traffic management.

The road is expected to remain closed for several hours into the morning peak.

Diversion Routes

Road users travelling southbound are advised to follow the solid circle diversion symbol on road signs:

  • Leave the M1 southbound at J22 and at the roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A50.
  • Follow the A50 eastbound to the A50/A46 interchange and at the roundabout take the 4th exit onto the A46.
  • Continue on the A46 back to M1 J21A and merge with the M1 southbound to continue your journey.

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Road users travelling northbound are advised to follow the hollow square diversion symbol on road signs:

  • Exit at J21a on to the A46.
  • Keep right to join the A46 Leicester Western Bypass.
  • Exit at the interchange with the A50.
  • At the roundabout take the first exit on to the A50 Markfield Road. Continue on the A50 to J22 of the M1.
  • At the junction roundabout take the fourth exit to re-join the M1 northbound.

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