Lorry crash and large diesel spill closes part of the M1

Long delays on the M1. Junction 14 northbound (pic via Highways England)
Long delays on the M1. Junction 14 northbound (pic via Highways England)

Two lanes are currently closed on the M1 northbound in Buckinghamshire following an accident.

UPDATE: 300 litres of diesel cleared from M1 carriageway as severe delays continue

There are severe delays between junction 14 near Milton Keynes and junction 15 for Northampton.

Highways England has confirmed the closure follows a collision involving an HGV and a large diesel spillage.

A spokesman said: "Contractors are working at the scene to clear the spillage.

"Please seek an alternative route as 8 miles of queuing traffic on the approach."

The incident is also affecting surrounding routes including the A508 northbound where there is very slow traffic.