An accident between a car and a lorry is the cause of the congestion.
AA Roadwatch reports:
‘Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident, a lorry and a car involved on M1 Northbound before J25 A52 Brian Clough Way (Nottingham / Derby).
Congestion to J23A (Derby / East Midlands Airport / Tamworth.
Trapped traffic has been released around 15:25’