Severe delays on the M1 north and southbound in Northamptonshire following two crashes and a broken down vehicle

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Two accidents and a broken down vehicle on the M1 today have caused severe delays on the motorway in Northamptonshire.

A multi-vehicle accident forced the closure of one lane of the motorway on the southbound carriageway between junction 17 for Dunchurch and junction 16 for Northampton.

All lanes have now reopened, although there are severe delays in the area and congestion is backed up to junction 18 for Crick.

There are also severe delays and very slow traffic northbound on the M1 between junction 16 and junction 17 due to a broken down vehicle.

All lanes have reopened but there is congestion back Newport Pagnell Services.

The incidents are causing long delays on surrounding roads.