Drivers 'stuck for hours' in M1 closure between Chesterfield and Mansfield

Drivers say they have been stuck on the M1 ‘for hours’ due to severe delays following a crash between Chesterfield and Mansfield.

Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 7:23 pm

The M1 northbound remains closed J28 for Mansfield and J29 for Chesterfield due to the collision between a van and a car this afternoon (Tuesday, July 7).

Police, fire and air ambulance are all in attendance and the extent of any injuries is not yet known.

Delays are ‘severe’ approaching the closure, say Highways England, as a recovery operation gets underway.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Pics/video courtesy of Korina Newstead.

The authority said the queue of traffic spans ‘five miles back to J27’ with average journeys taking 90 minutes longer than usual.

But @misvipertweets tweeted: “Bit longer than 90 minutes. My husband and two children have been stuck on the motorway for two and a half hours.”

Road users are advised to follow the hollow traingle diversion symbol and exit at J28 onto the A38 eastbound. More info on the diversion can be found here.

A message from the Editor:

Traffic queuing back to J27.

Thank you for reading this story on our website. While I have your attention, I also have an important request to make of you.

In order for us to continue to provide high quality and trusted local news on this free-to-read site, I am asking you to also please purchase a copy of our newspaper.

Our journalists are highly trained and our content is independently regulated by IPSO to some of the most rigorous standards in the world. But being your eyes and ears comes at a price. So we need your support more than ever to buy our newspapers during this crisis.

With the coronavirus lockdown having a major impact on many of our local valued advertisers - and consequently the advertising that we receive - we are more reliant than ever on you helping us to provide you with news and information by buying a copy of our newspaper.

Thank you

Nancy Fielder, editor