M1 motorway closed after serious lorry crash

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A section of the M1 motorway has been closed in both directions following a serious crash between two lorries. Highways England said the northbound and southbound carriageways between junction 12 at Flitwick and 13 near Milton Keynes were closed on Saturday morning. Two HGVs crashed on the motorway’s southbound carriageway at about 6.40am, Highways England said.

Bedfordshire Police said in a tweet that emergency services were at the scene of a “serious collision” on the M1 and advised motorists to find alternative routes.

A Highways England spokeswoman said at 10am that the southbound carriageway is likely to be closed for “several hours”.

“Police investigations are still taking place,” the Highways England spokeswoman said.

“Police have also asked for the northbound carriageway to close while recovery takes place.”

The East of England Ambulance Service said three of its Hazardous Area Response Teams (Hart) were at the scene, along with an ambulance and air ambulance.

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