M1 crash: Woman hurt and carriageway shut in Derbyshire

Scene of crash Image copyright Highways England
Image caption One woman has been seriously hurt in the crash that happened in the early hours

A woman has been seriously hurt and a section of the M1 southbound was closed earlier following a crash.

A van and HGV were in collision in Derbyshire at about 03:30 GMT and the motorway between junctions 28 and 27 was subsequently shut.

Highways England said the road between the exits for South Normanton and Hucknall/Felley reopened just after 09:00.

The injured woman has been taken to hospital in Nottingham.

The central reservation barrier is reported to have been damaged in the crash.

Traffic was queuing earlier for up to five miles beyond junction 29.

Image copyright Highways England
Image caption As well as miles of tailbacks on the motorway, surrounding routes are also busy

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