Northern Ireland

M1 motorway lanes re-open after crash causes 'chaos'

The scene of the crash on the M1 motorway
Image caption It is understood one of the vehicles crashed through the motorway's central reservation

All lanes of the M1 motorway have been re-opened following a crash that caused major traffic disruption on Friday.

Four vehicles, including a bin lorry, were involved in the collision near the Black's Road off-slip in Belfast.

It is understood one vehicle crashed through the central reservation. Some lanes were closed for a period to facilitate emergency repairs.

One man was taken to hospital with injuries that were not thought to be life-threatening.

One motorist heading out of the city on Friday morning described the scene as "complete chaos".

The motorway was closed for several hours from Stockman's Lane to the Saintfield Road junction, heading out of Belfast.

There were also long delays for motorists going into the city.

Image caption The crash caused a backlog of traffic on the M1