Time Incident Posted: 18:30

Incident Date: 25/04/2017

Incident Location: Incident Location: M1 Southbound J21 to J20

Incident Number: 5884

Incident Type: RTC involving large vehicle on multi lane carriageway

Initial Emergency Call Received: 17:16

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: 2 Fire Appliances from Western Station & Lutterworth Station plus Technical Rescue crews specialising in RTC and large vehicles.

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Station Manager

Time Incident Closed: Stop received 18:22


Believed Cause:

Initial Information: The initial emergency call was received from the Police to attend a Road Traffic Collision, involving a large goods vehicle crossing the central reservation of the southbound carriageway, straddling the central reservation onto the northbound carriageway. This affected all lanes.
The driver was not trapped and received first aid from the Fire Service.
There was a diesel leak from the vehicle, this was approximated at 300 litres. Crews worked to stem the leak and prevent any fuel leaving the carriageway and affecting a nearby watercourse.
Liaison with the Environment Agency as well as Highways Agency and Police have taken place to ensure the best course of action to reopen the carriageway but it is likely that the Northbound carriageway will remain closed for several hours for clean up and resurfacing.

Updated Incident Information:

Public Statement Issued: The motorway is going to closed potentially for several hours due to re surfacing of motorway, expect delays and find alternative routes if possible.


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