Traffic jammed both ways on M1 at Northampton after car and lorry involved in crash

Drivers advised to find alternative routes around snarl-up at junction 15

By Kevin Nicholls
Wednesday, 19th January 2022, 11:10 am
Traffic is stalled both ways on the M1 following a crash
Traffic is stalled both ways on the M1 following a crash

Traffic is queuing both ways on the M1 near Northampton following a crash on Wednesday morning (January 19).

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Sensors showed vehicles gridlocked northbound between junction 15 and 15A at around 11am following a smash involving a car and a lorry.

According to National Highways, one lane is closed northbound for the accident as emergency services deal with the incident while there is congestion heading towards Northampton from Daventry with a broken down vehicle adding to the problems.

Latest reports say clear-up could take until after 1pm and drivers are being advised to find alternative routes where possible — although traffic is also slow on the A5 through Towcester.