All lanes cleared after problems near J23 on the M1 this morning. Pic: Google Streetview

The M1 around J23 has now fully reopened following a series of accidents this morning.

Five miles of congestion were caused following the instances earlier today

M1 northbound J23 to J23A were closed as emergency services dealt with a serious collision between two HGV resulting in one being overturned.

Once this vehicle was cleared a further incident occurred between the entry and exit slip roads at J23 northbound blocking lanes 2 and 3, according to Highways England.