A serious crash between two lorries has closed part of the M1 in both directions, Highways England has said.
Both the northbound and southbound carriageways between junction 12 at Flitwick and junction 13 near Milton Keynes were closed after the crash this morning.
Drivers are being urged to find alternative routes after the HGVs collided on the southbound carriageway shortly after 6.30am.
Bedfordshire Police tweeted that they were at the scene of a “serious collision”. An air ambulance also attended.
The southbound carriageway is expected to be closed for “several hours”.
The road closure could affect those heading for the Aston Villa FA Cup match at Fulham this afternoon. Fans are being asked to use the M40 instead.