M1 drivers face one-hour delay after crash closes stretch south of Birmingham

M1 southbound closed between junctions 18 and 16.
M1 southbound closed between junctions 18 and 16.

Drivers travelling on the M1 south of Birmingham face one-hour delays after a crash closed the motorway between junctions 18 and 16.

Motorists will need to seek an alternative route as all lanes are closed on that stretch which covers slip roads to Rugby and Coventry.

Traffic conditions are expected to return to normal by 12 noon today.