Lanes closed on A1M after lorry jackknifes and crosses central reservation

Lanes were shut in both directions of the A1M due to a lorry which hadR jackknifed and crossed the central reservation

The incident happened at Junction 17, near Orton Southgate, in the early hours of this morning.

Highways England tweeted: "Here on the #A1M, we still have 2 lanes (of 3) closed in both directions within J17. We may have to close the carriageway in both directions within the junction shortly to begin recovery and barrier repair operations."

The road had fully reopened by 7.30am

The lorry which crossed the central reservation. Photo: @roadpoloceBCH

The lorry which crossed the central reservation. Photo: @roadpoloceBCH