M1 southbound remains closed following lorry fire at junction 20

A lorry fire has closed the M1 in Leicestershire. Photo via Highways England NNL-151214-160249001
A lorry fire has closed the M1 in Leicestershire. Photo via Highways England NNL-151214-160249001

A lorry fire on the M1 in Leicestershire is causing long delays this evening.

The M1 remains closed from junction 20 to junction 19 southbound following the blaze between the Leicester turn off and Catthorpe Interchange.

The motorway had been closed in both directions but the northbound is now open to traffic.

There are long delays in the area and on all surrounding routes.

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