Multi-vehicle accident causes delays on the M1

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A multi-vehicle accident on the M1 has severe delays to commuters as recovery work begins.

The accident happened around 4.45pm on the southbound carriageway between junction 40 and junction 39.

Highways England have confirmed that traffic has been temporarily stopped to allow recovery and carriageway clean-up work to take place.

Delays are set to remain in place when the recovery work is complete with normal traffic conditions returning at 6.45pm