Two lanes blocked following M1 three-vehicle smash near Northampton

Drivers warned to avoid the area during Tuesday's morning rush hour

Tuesday, 15th June 2021, 8:30 am
Traffic is trailing back on the M1 southbound following a smash near junction 15A

Drivers are being warned to avoid in the M1 southbound near Northampton following reports of a three-vehicle pile-up on Tuesday morning (June 15).

Two lanes are blocked southbound between junction 16 and Northampton Services at junction 15A.

Two cars and a lorry are involved according to AA Travel.

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A broken down lorry near Watford Gap services is adding to the queues with sensors showing traffic crawling back to junction 17.

A spokesman for Highways England said just at 7am: "Traffic Officers and Northants Police are on their way to the area but if you are planning to travel please avoid the area."