THE M1 motorway has been reopened after the remains of a burned out lorry were removed.
The area between Lurgan and Moira was closed in both directions on Wednesday night from around 7pm after the burning lorry was discovered.
Police said the motorway will close between these junctions again from 9pm on Thursday night until 6am on Friday morning to repair damage to the carriageway.
On Thursday morning police said one lane of the M1 citybound was closed but shortly before midday they announced that both lanes were now closed to traffic.
Long tailbacks were reported as traffic left the motorway at Lurgan and rejoined at Moira.
On Thursday morning a police spokeswoman said: “Recovery is on site however it will take some time to remove the vehicle safely due to its instability. We would like to thank motorists for their patience and understanding as we work to ensure the safety of those involved in recovery and road users.”
The motorway reopened at around 3.30pm and police said traffic was flowing freely.