Highways England has re-opened a stretch of the motorway which was closed off following a serious crash today (October 24).
The Southbound carriageway of the M1 between J27 for Annesley and J28 for Alfreton was closed off after a collision which took place about midday.
The Northbound carriageway was also blocked due to an emergency air ambulance landing, but re-opened just after 1pm.
Heavy traffic was built up in the area and a diversion was put in place.
A Highways England spokesman said the congestion is now starting to clear.