The major motorway, that connects London to Leeds, has been shut due to a “serious collision”, according to Northants Serious Collision Investigation Unit (NSCIU). The M1 between J16 and J15A Northampton was initially closed in both directions, but the northbound carriageway was reopened shortly after 3pm after the air ambulance left the scene. Emergency services kept two lanes closed on the southbound carraigeway, with one lane remaining closed for vehicle recovery. All lanes were reopened at 3.30pm.
NSCIU rushed to the scene at 2pm this afternoon after reports of a “serious collision”.
Northamptonshire Police wrote on Twitter: “Officers are currently at the scene of a serious road traffic collision on the M1, between junction 15a and junction 16.
“The motorway has been closed in both directions. Please seek an alternative route until further notice.”
A spokeswoman for Northamptonshire Police added: “We received a call at 13.37 hours today to the M1 between junctions 16 and 15a in Northampton.
“The caller reported a road traffic collision. We sent two ambulances, two fast response cars, and the air ambulance.
“We transported one patient to Northampton General Hospital by road ambulance.”
Northants Highways wrote on Twitter: “Emergency road closure. The M1 is closed southbound between J16 and J15a due to an ongoing incident.
“We have limited detail at present but looks like may be closed until 17.30hrs.”