Warning of long delays as work continues to clear M1 at Luton

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Motorists are continuing to face long delays on the motorway and main roads in the area after a collision on the M1 at Luton.

Tthere are significant delays on the M1 in Bedfordshire following an incident involving a lorry earlier this morning between junctions 11 and 12.

Highways England are currently at the scene dealing with the incident, which occurred at 6.40am today.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time for their journey as there are significant delays in the area. There is one lane open northbound and two lanes open southbound.

The carriageway is likely to remain partially closed in both directions until later this evening as the lorry collided with the central barrier and will need to be repaired once recovery is complete. The road will also need to be cleaned following a diesel spill. The M1 will fully reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

Highway England provides live traffic information via its website (www.highways.gov.uk/traffic), local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms, such as the iPhone.