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M1 northbound closed by five-lorry crash

Category: England

Published: 15th Mar 2012 10:40:41

Three people have been injured, one seriously, after five lorries crashed near junction 25 of the M1 in Nottinghamshire.

Two drivers had to be cut out of their cabs after emergency services were called to the motorway near Trowell services just after 03:20 GMT.

The northbound carriageway is closed between junction 25 and junction 26 while police investigate the crash.

The motorway is not expected to reopen before lunchtime.

It is believed the vehicles, one of which is a cement lorry, crashed in poor visibility.

Sgt Steve Warren, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: "The fog is not helping, with visibility down to about 75m.

"We have got a lot of people travelling south looking at the accident which is likely to cause accidents as well."

Motorists have been warned there are serious delays on diversion routes and on the southbound carriageway.

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