Traffic disruption after two unrelated crashes on major motorway

A lorry crash on the M1 is causing serious delays for motorists.
The vehicle hit the central reservation between junction eight at Blaris and junction nine at Moira at about 11:45 BST on Friday
A lorry crash on the M1 is causing serious delays for motorists. The vehicle hit the central reservation between junction eight at Blaris and junction nine at Moira at about 11:45 BST on Friday

The M1 motorway running between Belfast and mid-Ulster has seen significant delays due to two substantial but unrelated accidents.

In the first, reported at around midday, a lorry collided with the central reservation, blocking the outer lanes in both directions between junctions eight and nine.

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In the second, reported at around 2pm, there was a three-vehicle collision just past the junction nine Moira onslip heading in the Belfast direction.

The Roads Service warned: “Expect further delays.”

They said some traffic queues were up to two-and-a-half miles long.

There are no details of any injuries.