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.
Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service said the problem is a gas leak.
The services reopened at around 12pm on October 28.