FIVE heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) have been involved in a collision on the M1 this morning.
It happened between the junctions 25 and 26 just north of the Trowell Services on the northbound carriageway.
The road has been closed while police carry out enquires at the scene and to allow the vehicles to be recovered.
The road is expected to be closed for some time and motorists are strongly advised to take other routes until further notice.
The southbound carriageway is unaffected.
Two drivers were trapped and were cut out of their vehicles by the fire service.
One of them is seriously injured and has been taken to hospital.