M1 shut as snow, rain and ice cause travel chaos

The M1 has been closed this morning in both directions after a lorry crashed in treacherous conditions.

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 7:36 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 7:40 am
Bad weather overnight has led to a number of problems on the motorways this morning

The motorway is closed southbound between junctions 20 and 19.

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Huge tailbacks are reported to be building in the area.

Last night saw heavy rain and snow fall in parts of the country resulting in flash flooding and thousands of homes being left without power.