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

There was five miles of congestion this morning on the M1 northbound between J22 and J23 as specialist services worked to clear multiple collisions.

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.

By Harvey Clitheroe