UPDATE: M1 cleared after two lorries crash.

A CRASH on the M1 has now been cleared, but motorists are still warned of tailbacks and delays.

The crash happened at around noon on the northbound side. Two HGVs collided on the M1 Northbound between junction 16 (A45 and Flore) and 17 (for the M45).

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

The male driver of one of the lorries was taken to hospital and is described as being in stable condition. There were no other injuries.

The crash closed the northbound carriageway and one of the southbound lanes. Traffic also built up on the A5 and M6.

Although the road fully reopened just after 3pm, police were warning of tailbacks and delays on the M1 and other roads.