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Live updates: M1 southbound J22 will be closed until at least 6 am Wednesday

At around 05:30 on Tuesday morning Leicestershire Police and National Highways Traffic Officers responded to a multi-vehicle collision involving 3 heavy goods vehicles which resulted in one of the vehicles coming to land on its side.

National Highways | 6:00 am Wednesday 31 January.

Overnight resurfacing works are complete and all lanes have reopened


National Highways | 9:00 pm

The M1 southbound between J22 (Markfield) & J21a (Leicester) is now closed overnight until at least 6am for resurfacing work following this morning’s collision.

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A signed diversion will be in place.


National Highways | 5:00 pm

Long delays of up to 60 minutes on approach to the lane closure on the M1 southbound between J22 (Markfield) & J21a (Leicester).

Approx. 5 miles of congestion.

2 (of 3) lanes will remain closed throughout this evening.

A full closure will be implemented at 8pm.


National Highways | 2:00 pm

Two lanes (of 3) remain closed on the M1 south in Leicestershire between J22 (Markfield) & J21a (Leicester). This follows a collision involving 3 lorries which resulted in a large diesel spillage.

The lane closures will be in place all day until resurfacing takes place tonight


National Highways | 11:34 am

The M1 in Leicestershire is now OPEN southbound between J22 (Markfield) and J21a (Leicester).

Two lanes (of 3) remain closed at this time, pending resurfacing works due to damage to the road surface.

Expect long delays on approach.


National Highways | 11:15 am

The M1 in Leicestershire remains closed southbound between J22 (Markfield) and J21a (Leicester) following a collision involving three lorries.

All three lorries have now been recovered however resurfacing works will now be required due to damage to the road surface.


National Highways | 8:10 am

The M1 in Leicestershire is now only closed southbound between J22 (Markfield) and J21a (Leicester) following a collision involving three lorries.

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Northbound has re-opened.

Traffic caught within the closure is now being turned around from the rear of the queue.


National Highways | 7:30 am

The M1 southbound J22 Markfield and J21A Leicester is closed due to a collision involving a lorry that’s come to rest on its side.

Leicestershire Police and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service are at scene, East Midlands Ambulance Service is en route.



National Highways
| 6:21 am

The M1 in Leicestershire is closed in both directions between J22 (Markfield) and J21A (Leicester/A46) due to multi-vehicle collision.

 

Due to the nature of the incident Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service and East Midlands Ambulance Service are en route to assist in a multi-agency operation.

To enable the emergency services at scene to work safely the decision was made at around 06:15 to close the northbound carriageway.

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Diversion Routes

Southbound 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.

Northbound road users are advised to follow the hollow triangle diversion symbol on road signs

  • Exit the M1 northbound at J21a and using the free flow lane join the A46 northbound
  • Continue northbound along the A46 to the A46/A50 interchange.
  • At the interchange take the first exit (left) onto the A50 Markfield Road.
  • Continue along the A50 passing through the Lena Drive junction, Bradgate Hill and Fieldhead Roundabouts to A50/M1 junction 22 interchange.
  • At the interchange take the fourth exit and rejoin the M1 northbound

AA Roadwatch | 5:45 am

‘Road closed and queueing traffic due to rolled over truck on M1 both ways from J22 A50 (Coalville / Ashby-De-La-Zouch) to J21A A46 (Leicester North / Kirby Muxloe).’

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