MOTORWAY CLOSURE: Severe delays on M1 after lorry crashes through central reservation near Watford Gap

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POLICE are warning drivers to expect delays and avoid the M1 if possible this afternoon (Friday) following a crash this morning.

Two HGV lorries were in a collision on the M1 Northbound between junction 16 for Daventry and 17 for Dunchurch.

One of the lorries crossed the central reservation, resulting in delays on the southbound carriageway.

There are currently no details of injuries at this stage.

The northbound carriageway is currently closed between J16 and J18 at Crick. Diversions in place. COngestion back to J15 for Northampton.

One lane closed southbound at Watford Gap with queuing traffic back to J18 at Crick.

Delays also on the A5 with traffic queuing from the Weedon crossroads back to the Ashby St Ledgers turn on the A5 near Crick.