M1 closed in Derbyshire after serious accident

Part of the M1 in Derbyshire closed on Tuesday (July 7) afternoon following a serious multi-vehicle crash. Highways England reported the M1 closure is on the northbound stretch between junction 28 for Alfreton and junction 29 for Chesterfield. Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service said on Twitter that crews from Alfreton, Staveley and Chesterfield attended the collision at 1.40pm which took place between and HGV and two cars.

They stated that the fire service “worked to extricate 1 driver using hydraulic cutting gear”. Two people were taken to hospital by ambulance and the scene was left in the hands of Derbyshire Police and Highways England at 4.05pm. Road users were advised to follow the hollow triangle diversion symbol and exit at J28 onto the A38 eastbound.

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