Two lanes of the M1 heading north were closed this afternoon (Monday).
There are currently severe delays on the northbound stretch of the M1 between junction 14 for Milton Keynes and junction 15 for Northampton.
Two lanes were closed causing tailbacks stretching eight miles due to an accident involving a lorry and a car.
All emergency services were on the scene and Highways confirmed around 3.30pm that all vehicles had been recovered and all lanes re-opened.
However they also reminded motorists that there is still over six miles of congestion on approach.
"Allow plenty of extra time for your journey if you're travelling in the area this afternoon," a Highways spokesman said.