PICTURE: Dramatic scenes as lorry engulfed in flames on M1

The lorry burst into flames on the M1 northbound

The lorry burst into flames on the M1 northbound

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This was the dramatic scene on the M1 this morning (Wednesday) after a lorry burst into flames.

The motorway was closed in both directions between junctions 25 and 26 because of the blaze which occurred on the northbound carriageway.

The southbound carriageway has since reopened but the northbound side remained closed as of Noon.

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