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Live updates: M1 southbound closed at J22 police incident

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed southbound between J22 (Markfield) and J21A (Leicester/A46) due to a police-led incident.

National Highways | 1:25 pm

M1 southbound has now reopened


National Highways | 9:45 am

National Highways say the incident led by police is ongoing.

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The motorway has been closed at J22 Leicestershire since the early hours of Thursday 18 January.

National Highways said in an update at 9:45 am:

‘The M1 southbound remains closed between J22 and J21A near #Leicester for a
Leicestershire Police-led incident.

‘The road is expected to remain closed throughout most of the day.


Leicestershire Police | 7:34 am

‘M1 Southbound – Junction 22 to 21A will be closed until further notice due to police incident.

‘Please avoid this area finding alternative routes.’


National Highways | 7:23 am

The M1 south remains closed between J22 and j21A near Leicester for a police led incident.

Leicestershire Police remain working on scene and the road is expected to be closed for several hours.

There is 3 miles of congestion on approach to the closure so allow extra journey time.


National Highways | 6:00 am

Leicestershire Police currently lead the response to an incident which was first reported to National Highways at 5am. Due to the nature of this incident, we are currently unable to advise when the road is likely to re-open.

National Highways have resources in attendance to assist with traffic management.

Diversion Route

Road users 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.

If this closure impacts on your planned route, please allow extra journey time. Plan ahead, you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey.

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AA Roadwatch | 5:27 am

‘Road closed and queueing traffic due to police incident on M1 Southbound from J22 A50 (Coalville / Ashby-De-La-Zouch) to J21A A46 (Leicester North / Kirby Muxloe).’

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