Two lanes closed on M1 in Leicestershire following multi-vehicle crash

Two lanes have been closed after a multi-vehicle crash on the M1 Southbound between J21 and J21a. Motorists are being advised to avoid the area.

Emergency services responded to the call just before 10am this morning. At the moment 2 lanes are blocked because of the accident and traffic is building on the M1 southbound from J22.

Police and Highways Agency are currently at the scene, they have warned drivers to expect delays of approximately 40mins from J22. The accident is also causing further congestion on the A46, approaching J21A.

There are no reports of any casualties at the moment and Leicestershire Police have advised they do not know how long it will be until the accident is cleared.