Motorway cleared after M1 vehicle fire causes closures

The lane on the M1 northbound that was closed due to the vehicle fire near Chesterfield has now reopened.

Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:51 pm

The vehicle caught fire earlier this afternoon (May 19) between J30 and J31 between Chesterfield and Worksop, affecting traffic travelling to and from Sheffield.

The impact of the incident was reported to be minimal, with traffic still flowing freely in the lanes that remained open.

No injuries were reported.

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caught fire between Junction 30 and 31 on the M1 northbound

Highways England predicted that traffic would be back to normal and all lanes open by 5pm this evening.