M1 reopened after lorry fire

Photo by Jim Napier

Photo by Jim Napier

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The M1 is now fully reopened after yesterday’s lorry fire which left hundreds of motorists stranded on the hottest day of the year.

The lorry, which was carrying batteries, caught fire between junctions 28 at Alfreton and 29 at Chesterfield at about 2.30pm on Wednesday.

The northbound carriageway was closed throughout the night as highways workers carried out “extensive repair works” following the blaze.

But the motorway is now fully open.