BREAKING NEWS: M1 now reopen following earlier crash

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A CRASH on the M1 near Rugby forced it to close earlier today.

Both the north and southbound carriageway of the motorway closed between Northampton and Crick just after 10.30am this morning (Tuesday) following a serious accident involving an overturned car.

All emergency services were called to the scene including the air ambulance.

The motorway has just reopened but the accident is causing congestion in both directions, as well as surrounding roads including the A5.

Witnesses to the crash can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.