Time Incident Posted: 07:10

Incident Date: 20/01/2021

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Southbound J21A to J21

Incident Number: 2714

Incident Type: Road Traffic Collision Multi Vehicle Multi Lane

Initial Emergency Call Received: 06:47

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 Appliances from Western and Birstall Fire Stations and Technical Rescue Team from Southern Fire Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Watch Manager

Time Incident Closed: 07:45


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: Call received to a Road Traffic Collision involving up to 6 cars and a heavy goods vehicle on the M1 Southbound between J21A and J21 close to Leicester Forest East Services. Causing heavy traffic in surrounding areas.

Updated Incident Information: STOP MESSAGE 07:35: Fire Service made all vehicles safe and handed incident over to Highways Agency and Police. All Fire Service resources leaving incident.

Public Statement Issued: Avoid area if possible due to heavy traffic.


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