Breaking news: M1 closed in Leicestershire after serious two-vehicle crash

The M1 southbound in Leicestershire is closed this morning due to a serious collision involving two vehicles.

The incident happened between Junction 21 for Leicester and Junction 20 for Lutterworth.

Emergency services are at the scene and recovery of the vehicles is underway.

A diversion is in place and drivers are advised to follow the hollow square symbol.

This involves exiting the M1 at J21 and taking the third exit onto the M69. Continue on the M69 to the A5 interchange. Continue along the A5 south until A5/A4303 roundabout and then take the first exit onto the A4303. Continue along this road to re-join M1 at junction 20 Southbound.

Motorists have been advised to allow extra time for their journeys if they are using this route.

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