Multi-vehicle traffic collision closes A1M northbound

Update 3.15pm Sun 17 Feb - A1M northbound now reopen following this morning's collision

The A1M northbound is due to be closed for several hours after a multi-vehicle traffic collision earlier this morning.

Police received calls around 6am today (Sunday 17 February 2013) regarding a minor collision between a car and a lorry between J36 & J37 of the A1M northbound. At 6.15am it appears there has been another collision in the same area, this time involving a car and three lorries. At this stage, there are two people understood to have sustained serious injuries from the 2nd collision with emergency services at the scene.

The A1M is closed between J36 & J37 northbound with diversions via J38. The southbound carriageway is open. The motorway is expected to be closed for several hours so motorists travelling through the area should allow extra time for their journeys.