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Live updates: M1 is closed both ways at J20 – 21 serious collision

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed in both directions between J20 (Lutterworth) and J21 (M69, Leicester) due to a serious collision.

Incident cleared


National Highways | 1 pm

This incident is now clear, and the M1 in Leicestershire is now OPEN northbound between J20 (Lutterworth) and J21 (M69).

Delays remain in the area but should now start to ease.

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Thanks for your patience today.


National Highways | 11:35 am

The M1 in #Leicestershire remains closed northbound between J20 (Lutterworth) and J21 (#) following a serious collision.

Recovery and clear-up works will be ongoing into the afternoon. Expect delays.


National Highways | 9:05 am Friday 9 February

Southbound reopens

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed northbound between J20 (Lutterworth) and J21 (M69, Leicester) due to a serious collision which occurred in the early hours of the morning.

Emergency services including Leicestershire Police are in attendance. National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene assisting with traffic management.

Collision investigation works will be ongoing throughout the morning.

Diversion Route

Diverted traffic is advised to follow the hollow square diversion symbol:

Exit the M1 northbound at Junction 20 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 Watling 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 Junction 2/M1 Junction 20 and rejoin the M1 Northbound.


National Highways | 8:47 am Friday 9 February

The M1 in Leicestershire remains closed both ways between J20 (Lutterworth) and J21 (M69) following a serious collision.

The last of the traffic caught within the closure is now being cleared. Thanks for your continued patience if you were held up.

Investigations continue.


National Highways | 4:56 am Friday 9 February

Emergency services including Leicestershire Police are in attendance. National Highways Traffic Officers are also on scene assisting with traffic management.

Diversion Routes

Northbound diverted traffic is advised to follow the hollow square diversion symbol:

  • Exit the M1 northbound at Junction 20 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 Watling 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 Junction 2/M1 Junction 20 and rejoin the M1 Northbound

Southbound diverted traffic is also advised to follow the hollow square diversion symbol:

  • Exit the M1 southbound at Junction 21 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 Junction 1 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 Junction 20. Then rejoin the M1 southbound.

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AA Roadwatch | 5 am

‘Road closed and queueing traffic due to crash, a car and a lorry involved on M1 both ways from J20 A4304 Lutterworth Road (Lutterworth) to J21 M69 (Leicester). Incident occurred just before 05:00.’

 

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