All lanes on M1 Leicestershire closed following BMW fire

All lanes on the M1 in Leicestershire have been closed following a vehicle fire this afternoon.

The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway between Junction 22 for Coalville and Junction 23 for Loughborough.

The incident has also led to the temporary closure of lanes on the Southbound carriageway as well.

A spokesman for Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Services said: “We were called by the owner of a BMW at 12.33pm as smoke was issuing from his vehicle.”

“The vehicle was on the hard shoulder between junctions 22 and 23 northbound.

“All lanes northbound have been closed.”

Drivers have been warned to expect delays while the incident is dealt with.

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