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M1 shut for hours near Northampton after serious collision caused car fire – live updates

A section of the M1 northbound is closed near Northampton this morning (Sunday, September 17) after a serious collision involving two vehicles. A diversion is now in place.

The northbound carriageway was initially closed at around 3.30am between junctions 15 and 15A following a serious collision involving two cars, one of which caught fire. All emergency services including Northamptonshire Police are in attendance.

National Highways officers are on scene providing assistance with traffic management. A diversion has been put in place to assist with congestion and traffic management.

The emergency services have been contacted for comment. Drivers are advised to avoid the area and take alternative routes where possible.

Follow our updates for the latest on the incident.

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