Live updates on the M1 as Nottinghamshire Police closed the motorway in both directions

Part of the M1 has been closed this evening (Tuesday 14 May). Police have closed part of the highway while they deal with an incident.

The closure is between junctions 25 and 26 and drivers have been told to find alternative routes. Nottinghamshire Police shared an update on social media.

They said: “We have closed the M1 this evening in both directions between junctions 25 and 26 while officers deal with an incident. Motorists are urged to avoid the area and find alternative routes.”

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Nottinghamshire Police have since deleted their original post on X (formerly Twitter) about the motorway closure.

We are trying to clarify the situation and will inform you as soon as possible.