M1 closed after lorry overturns on carriageway

There are long delays on the M1 this morning after a lorry overturned on the southbound carriageway.

The incident occurred between Junction 19 for the Catthorpe Interchange  and Junction 18 for Rugby. Two lanes remain closed on the southbound carriageway, with only the first lane open.

There is around 3.5 miles of congestion on approach which could add up to an hour on journey times. Highways England have warned that normal road conditions might not be resumed until 4.30pm.

Leicestershire Police has advised motorists to find an alternative route. To keep up with all the latest news, please like our Facebook Page or join our Leicestershire Breaking News group.