M1 service station closed due to gas leak

An M1 service station was shut down due to a gas leak - but has now reopened.

Saturday, 28th October 2017, 10:58 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 3:03 am

Highways England tweeted this morning (October 28 2017) to say the Leicester Forest East Welcome Break services on the M1 northbound is currently closed on both sides of the motorway.

A tweet which was published at 7.30am said: "The Leicester Forest East @welcomebreaknorthbound services on the #M1 between J21 and J21A is CLOSED due to an incident."

Highways England later said both sides of the services were closed.

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Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the problem is a gas leak.

The services reopened at around 12pm on October 28.