Live updates from M1 as motorway set to remain closed all day after bus fire


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Pat of the M1 near Nottinghamshire is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the day following a bus fine

Emergency services including Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Services and Derbyshire Police rushed to the scene after a bus caught fire near the Mansfield junction.

No one was injured, according to police and firefighters.

The road was closed in both directions earlier today (Saturday September 18).

The incident occurred between Junction 29 (Mansfield / Chesterfield) and Junction 28 (Tibshelf) on the south side. The north side closed to facilitate salvage work.

This affects roads from the A617 at Mansfield and Matlock to the A38.

A detour is in place and drivers have been advised to allow extra travel time or find alternative routes.

Derbyshire Police tweeted around 2 p.m. and said: “The M1 southbound between J29 and J28 is currently closed due to reports of a bus fire. Emergency services are on site and will release the traffic that was trapped by the closure.

“Please find an alternative route.”

At 4:30 p.m., the force tweeted: The M1 in Derbyshire is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the day between J29 (Mansfield) and J28 (Matlock) following the coach fire. pavement, requiring resurfacing of the 4 lanes. “

A Highways England spokesperson said: “Emergency services including Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Services were present. National Highways have deployed resources to help with traffic management.

“As a result of the fire, a significant amount of diesel spilled onto the roadway. The spill damaged the road surface and all 4 lanes will require complete resurfacing. The road is expected to remain closed for the remainder of the road. day during this must take place.

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