M1 blocked due to three sheep on the road

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The M1 between Northampton and Milton Keynes is currently blocked after three sheep had to be cleared from the road.

The motorway was blocked in both directions between junction 15 and junction 14 due to the incident at about 4pm today (Wednesday).

Traffic officers blocked the traffic to enable them to recover the sheep safely.

Traffic was backed up to junction 13 in Bedford. Motorists were advised to find alternative routes.