Serious collision closes part of M45 in Northamptonshire

Diverted traffic building up on the edge of Dunchurch
Diverted traffic building up on the edge of Dunchurch

Part of the M45 in Northamptonshire is closed because of a serious collision.

The road is closed betweeen the M1 at junction 17 and the A45 near Dunchurch.

The collision happened at around 7.45am this morning and police are currently on the scene.

Those travelling around that area are being advised to follow the ‘solid black triangle’ diversion symbol and to continue along the M1 northbound until they reach junction 19.

At the junction motorists should then continue along the nearside lane onto the M6 northbound and up to junction 2.

Motorists should then exit at junction 2 and take the southbound exit onto the A46.

They should then Continue along the A46 passing through the A46/B4082 roundabout and the A46/A428 ‘Rugby Road’ roundabout to the A46/A45 Tollbar roundabout.

Those wanting travel eastbound are being advised to follow the ‘hollow black circle” diversion symbol and exit the M45/A45 Dunchurch roundabout onto the B4429 Coventry Road and to continue eastbound along the B4429 until the B4429/A45 Daventry Road roundabout.

Motorists should then take the first exit onto the A45 eastbound which goes through Willoughby and Braunston.

To re-join the M1, at the A45/A425 roundabout motorists are advised take the first exit and to continue travelling east along ‘Stefen Way’ and ‘London Road’.

Road-users should continue on the A45 through Flore and Upper Heyford to re-join the M1 at J16.