Sunday 14 July 2024
16.8 C

M1 closed both ways – overturned lorry and major spillage

The M1 in Northamptonshire is closed in both directions between J15a and J16 due to an overturned Heavy Goods Vehicle and large spillage in the carriageway.

Northants Police and emergency services are currently in attendance being assisted by National Highways Traffic Officers.

Diversion Route

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

  • Exit the M1 north at J15a.
  • At the first roundabout continue straight on to the A43/M1 J15a northbound entry/exit slip roundabout.
  • At the roundabout turn left and continue to the A5123/M1 J15a entry/exit slip road roundabout.
  • At the roundabout take the second exit on to the A5123.
  • Continue on the A5123 to the A5123/A5076 Danes Camp Way roundabout.
  • At the roundabout take the second exit and continue straight along the A5076 Upton Way.
  • Continue on the A5076 Upton Way, passing through two roundabouts (at Clinkers Road and Telford Way) to the A5076/A4500 Weedon Road.
  • Continue on the A4500 Weedon Road passing through the signalised junctions at Kent Road, Upton Mill Lane, St Crispin and Upton Valley Way to the A4500 Weedon Road/Banbury Road roundabout.
  • At the roundabout continue straight over and continue along the A4500 to the M1 at J16 and re-join.

Road users travelling southbound are advised to follow the Hollow Square diversion symbol on road signs in reveres of the northbound diversion.

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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