Severe delays on M1 southbound after lorry fire

There are tailbacks on the M1 southbound after a lorry caught fire this morning.

Traffic site AA Roadwatch reports :

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‘Two lanes closed and long delays due to truck fire on M1 Southbound from J19 A14 / M6 (Catthorpe Interchange) to J18 A5 (Rugby). Congestion to around a mile before J20 (Lutterworth). Lanes one and two (of four) are closed. Lane three re-opened at 06:45. Cameras show smoke from the fire is blowing away from the carriageway which is allowing traffic to continue moving past.’