Traffic crawling on M1 near Northampton following crash and spillage

Highways England warn delays will stretch into Monday's evening rush hour

Monday, 16th August 2021, 3:22 pm
Queues on the M1 just at before 3pm on Monday

Traffic is crawling southbound on the M1 in Northamptonshire following a crash and spillage mid-afternoon on Monday (August 16).

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Highways England say three lanes are closed through the scene between junction 17 and junction 16 with delays of 45 minutes-plus.

A spokesman said: "Our officers on scene working on getting the vehicles cleared but we do not expect a return to normal traffic conditions until between 4.45pm and 5pm."

Traffic is also building on the A5 near Crick as drivers attempt to beat the motorway queues