Accident on M1 near Watford Gap

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Traffic on the M1 northbound in Northamptonshire has been delayed after a van was involved in an accident at lunchtime.

The vehicle was left diagonal across the M1 northbound after colliding with a roadworks barrier between junctions 17 and 18 near Watford Gap.

Traffic was subject to delays after the accident with a rolling road block put in place and one lane of three closed.

Access to the M45 slip road was shut while contractors cleared up a spill.