Burning motorbike causes traffic mayhem at major M1 exit

A vehicle fire is seriously delaying morning commuters at one of the busiest M1 exits this morning.

The Oxenford bridge at Exit 57 has been closed off by emergency services, who are trying to extinguish the blaze.

Fire fighters were called to the scene around 6.40am, and took around four minutes to extinguish the blaze.


Though they remain on scene dampening down hot spots.

Witnesses say the blaze sent thick, black plumes of smoke into the air, which were visible from down the M1.

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area while emergency services work to put out the fire.

It’s not yet known what may have caused the blaze.