Northern Ireland

M1 motorway reopens after alert

M1 motorway
Image caption Part of the M1 has been closed

Part of the M1 motorway in Belfast which had been closed due to a security alert has now reopened.

A number of controlled explosions were carried out on a suspicious vehicle at Blackstaff Way in the Kennedy Way industrial estate.

The road had been closed in both directions between Stockman's Lane and Broadway.

There is understood to be a backlog of traffic coming from the Lisburn direction as a result of the alert.