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Cheese Lorry Crash Closes M1 For 19 Hours

A lorry carrying a large load of cheese caused major delays on the M1 when it burst into flames.

Emergency crews were sent to the highway southbound between junctions 18 and 20 for Crick at around 9pm on Monday night.

Images of the blaze were captured by photographer Max Earey.

“There were a couple of explosions and then the emergency services turned up.”

No one was hurt in the incident, believed to have been caused when the vehicle's brakes overheated.

On Tuesday the Northampton Chronicle was reporting the carriageway had reopened at 3.30pm but that there were still delays of up to 90 minutes.

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