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Oil Tanker Fire - M1, Mansfield

Firefighters remain on scene at an oil tanker fire on the M1 between junction 28 and 29.

The M1 is currently closed in both directions for the safety of motorists and is expected to remain closed for the rest of the afternoon. 

National Highways officers have released traffic from the back of the queue on the northbound carriageway, however work remains underway to release traffic on the southbound carriageway. 

Local residents in Tibshelf, Mansfield, and surrounding areas are asked to keep windows and doors closed due to the smoke.

Motorists on the M1 and in the local area are asked to keep car windows closed.

Thank you to everyone for their patience while emergency services and Highways continue to deal with this incident.

Colleagues from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue and Derbyshire Constabulary have also been supporting the response which has included: Six fire engines, two water carriers, two foam units and one environmental protection unit.