Miles of congestion on M1 after crash left lorry hanging precariously off bridge above A14

24 April 2023, 14:22 | Updated: 24 April 2023, 14:32

A lorry was left hanging precariously off a bridge above the A14 after the HGV crashed into a barrier on the M1 in Leicestershire.
A lorry was left hanging precariously off a bridge above the A14 after the HGV crashed into a barrier on the M1 in Leicestershire. Picture: Twitter/@Northants_RPT

By Chris Samuel

A lorry was left hanging precariously off a bridge above the A14 after the HGV crashed into a barrier on the M1 in Leicestershire.

The accident occurred shortly before 4.40am on Monday at junction 19 on the southbound carriageway of the motorway at the Catthorpe Interchange.

The driver of the lorry was not injured, police said.

The M1 southbound carriageway at junction 19 is closed, while the A14 running beneath the M1 is shut in both directions.

Link roads from the M6 south onto the the A14 east and the A14 west on the M6 north were also closed.

Read more: Seventy NHS doctors trapped in Sudan and stranded Brits 'forced to kill pets' after SAS just rescue diplomats

Read more: 'He always kept his sense of humour': Strictly star Len Goodman dies aged 78 after cancer battle

Leicestershire Police have advised that drivers look for "alternative routes and avoid the area where possible".

The lorry was left hanging precariously off a bridge after the crash
The lorry was left hanging precariously off a bridge after the crash. Picture: Twitter/@Northants_RPT

National Highways said the lorry has been recovered and that emergency repairs are taking place.

National Highways said the lorry has since been recovered
National Highways said the lorry has since been recovered. Picture: Twitter/@Northants_RPT

In an update, Highways England said: "The closures will be in place most of the day due to the nature of the collision and complex recovery work."

The incident has resulted in congestion throughout the area as drivers sought out for different routes.

Diversions have been set up for motorists, who face four miles of congestion on the M1 and delays of around 45 minutes.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Biden

President Joe Biden declared ‘fit for duty’ after annual medical test

Thomas Kingston died aged 45.

Lady Gabriella Windsor's husband Thomas Kingston 'died at his parents' £3m country mansion'

Capitol

Supreme Court to rule if Trump can be prosecuted in election interference case

Richard Lewis has died aged 76.

Curb Your Enthusiasm star Richard Lewis dies aged 76 after suffering heart attack

Obit Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis, humorously morose star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, dies aged 76

Robert Brown's lost his bid for parole.

BA pilot Robert Brown who bludgeoned wife to death with claw hammer loses bid for early prison release

Film Oscars-Guide

Everything you need to know about this year’s Oscars ceremony

It is understood that RedBird IMI is offering to help pay the £1.16 billion in debts that the current owners, the Barclay family, owe to Lloyds Bank.

Foreign governments must be banned from owning British newspapers, says former Tory cabinet minister

Creech was due to be taken to the execution chamber where he would be strapped down onto a medical table.

Death row execution abandoned after officials 'unable' to give lethal injection - with inmate's death warrant to expire

Mexico volcano

Flights cancelled as Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupts

Lee Anderson

Police 'looking into hate speech complaint against Lee Anderson' after MP said Sadiq Khan was controlled by Islamists

New data suggests fewer children are starting their education school-ready.

‘Things are poorer than ever before’: Headteacher says as poll finds fewer kids starting education are school-ready

Israel Palestinians

Food aid reaches north Gaza for first time in weeks, Israeli officials say

The raid also found Class A drugs in the London property, with one of the men later arrested on suspicion of drug supply.

Duo suspected of running smuggling ring through UK airports arrested after 'booking 27 migrants onto 11 flights'

Ben Jamal said James Cleverly's comments were 'absurd'

Palestine protest leader says James Cleverly's call for activists to end Gaza marches is 'absurd'

The 31-year-old criticised the script he was given, branding it as "15 pages of AI-generated gibberish.

'The script was 15 pages of AI-generated gibberish': Willy Wonka actor breaks silence on disastrous event