UPDATE: Jack-knifed caravan closes lanes on M1

A jack-knifed caravan on the northbound M1 near the Chesterfield / Mansfield junction (photo: Highways Agency).
A jack-knifed caravan on the northbound M1 near the Chesterfield / Mansfield junction (photo: Highways Agency).

Two lanes of the northbound M1 have been closed after a caravan jack-knifed.

The accident happened a short time ago between junctions 28 (Alfreton) and 29 (Chesterfield).

A jack-knifed caravan on the northbound M1 (photo: Derbyshire Road Policing Unit).

A jack-knifed caravan on the northbound M1 (photo: Derbyshire Road Policing Unit).

The incident is already causing lengthy tailbacks and drivers are being advised to expect delays.

Recovery work is currently ongoing and it is hoped traffic will be moving again shortly.

More information will follow as and when we get it.