Delays for drivers on M1 in Leicestershire after vehicle fire
Drivers in Leicestershire have faced traffic chaos and delays after two separate incidents on roads in the county.
A vehicle fire on the M1 and an overturned lorry on the A46 has led to major disruption and delays continue as recovery operations are carried out.
The motorway was closed in both directions for about an hour after the fire at about 11.45am on the northbound carriageway near to junction 21.
The southbound carriageway has reopened, but two northbound lanes, from junction 21 to 22, remain closed. Normal traffic conditions are expected from 10pm.
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Police said only one vehicle, the lorry, was involved in the incident and no-one was injured.
There is also queuing traffic on the the M1 southbound between the A50 and M69.
Drivers are also being warned of continuing delays on the M69 northbound between junction one and the M1. Delays of up to 50 minutes are expected.
Police are urging commuters to use a different route if possible and are also asking motorists on the road to drive safely and not to slow down or stop near the incident.
Earlier today an overturned vehicle caused delays on the A46 in Anstey, Leicestershire.