DRIVERS faced delays this afternoon on the M1 after an accident caused the road to close in both directions.

Just before 1.20pm this afternoon it was reported that a Nissan 350z, travelling along the M1 northbound, had collided with the central reservation and left the road.

The collision happened between junction 36-37.

Two people inside the car have been taken to hospital and the extent of their injuries is not yet known.

The carriageway is now fully reopened.