Long delays on M1 after large pothole appears on motorway

The problematic pothole on the M1. Picture tweeted by Highways England.
The problematic pothole on the M1. Picture tweeted by Highways England.

Two lanes of the M1 near East Midlands Airport are shut this morning after a large pothole appeared in the road.

Motorists travelling on the motorway should be aware that the middle and outside lanes are closed southbound at junction 23A for Donington.

A Highways England spokesperson said drivers can expect long delays as a result of the huge pothole.

Contractors are en-route to fix the defect.