Crash leaves lorry hanging off bridge on M1

A lorry was left hanging off a bridge after crashing into a barrier on the M1 in Leicestershire.

Police were called to reports the vehicle had crashed on the southbound carriageway at junction 19 Catthorpe Interchange just after 04:30 BST.

Officers say the southbound carriageway is closed at junction 19 as well as the both sides of the A14 while the vehicle is removed and the road made safe, reports the BBC.

The driver safely left his vehicle and was not injured, police added.

National Highways confirmed the roads are likely to be closed for much of Monday as repair works take place, said the report.

In a statement, Leicestershire Police said: “It is reported the lorry has collided with the barrier leaving part of the vehicle and the barrier resting over the edge of the carriageway.

“Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes and avoid the area where possible while arrangements are made to remove the vehicle and ensure both roads are safe to be reopened.”


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