Vehicle fire brings M1 to a standstill between Northampton and Milton Keynes

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90mins delays and 6½-mile queues southbound on stretch from Junction 15 to Newport Pagnell

Traffic on the M1 southbound is at a standstill between Northampton and Milton Keynes as emergency services deal with a blazing care during Thursday morning's rush hour.

Highways England are warning drivers to avoid the area until after 10.30am with 6½-mile queues in the area.

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Crews from Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue are on route to the incident between Junction 15 and Newport Pagnell services.

Dramatic dashcam footage from a vehicle passing the scene on the northbound carriageway showed the vehicle blazing on the hard shoulder.

At about 8.15am, a spokesman for Highways England said: "There are now delays of up to 90 minutes on the approach to this incident on the M1 south between Junction 15 and Junction 14 with 6½ miles of congestion back towards Northampton."

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