Northampton

M1 in Northamptonshire reopens after diesel spill

M1 road damage Image copyright Highways Agency
Image caption The damaged road was closed between junctions 15A and 18 for "extensive road repairs" to take place

About 14 miles (22km) of the M1 have been reopened in Northamptonshire after a lorry jackknifed, the Highways Agency said.

The northbound carriageway was shut between junction 15A for Northampton and junction 18 for Rugby after the crash, at about 02:00 GMT on Wednesday.

The agency said it had made "extensive road repairs" after a "large diesel spill".

The road reopened at about 21:00 GMT, a spokesman said.

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