Lorry pile up closes M1

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THE M1 will not re-open until this afternoon after a five lorry pile up.

The northbound stretch between 25 and 26 has been closed since the early hours of this morning after the lorries, including a cement mixer, collided during heavy fog.

The accident happened just north of Trowell Services.

Two drivers were trapped and were cut out of their vehicles by fire crews.

One of the drivers was described as ‘seriously injured’ and has been taken to hospital.