Broken down van and technical fault cause hour-long delay on M1

A broken down van and an earlier technical fault on the M1 have caused long delays on the M1 southbound.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 8:31 am
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An earlier technical issue between J26 and J25 have caused "residual delays" of more than 60 minutes, before a broken down van on the same carriageway caused one lane to close.

The vehicle has since been removed, however delays and congestion are expected.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "There are residual delays of over 60 minutes on the M1 southbound between J26 -J25 which are now expected to ease. This is due to an earlier technical issue.

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"There was one lane of four blocked on M1 south in the same area near Nottingham due to a broken down van.

"Traffic Officers have removed the vehicle and four lanes are clear again.

"We apologise for the delay caused to your journey this morning.