The northbound M1 has now re-opened following an early-morning crash between six lorries.
A vehicle collided with a broken-down lorry between junctions 29A and 30 at about 5.50am. Several other crashes on the same stretch of motorway followed.
#M1 northbound J29a-J30. We’ve finished recovering and clean-up after the multi-HGV collision early this morning. All 4 lanes are now open and delays will begin to ease now, To anyone impacted by this incident many thanks for your patience and understanding.
— Highways England (@HighwaysEMIDS) November 30, 2017
Five people were injured and are being treated by East Midlands Ambulance Service. Some casualties were being treated as “walking wounded.”
Police are encouraging anyone with information to call them on 101, quoting incident 88 of today.