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Traffic on M1 in Derbyshire halted by canoe in fast lane

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The canoe was found in the fast lane of the M1 (Highways England/Crown Copyright/PA Wire)

The canoe was found in the fast lane of the M1 (Highways England/Crown Copyright/PA Wire)

A canoe that disrupted traffic on the M1 in Derbyshire (Highways England/PA)

A canoe that disrupted traffic on the M1 in Derbyshire (Highways England/PA)

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The canoe was found in the fast lane of the M1 (Highways England/Crown Copyright/PA Wire)

A canoe has been moved by traffic officers after being found in the fast lane of the M1.

The "unusual debris" was found on the southbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 30 and 29a in Derbyshire on Sunday morning.

Highways England said traffic was held briefly while the red canoe was cleared from the road.

It tweeted: "#M1 southbound J30 - J29A. Unusual debris this morning... take care in the area. Our #TrafficOfficers are heading to the scene to clear...

"1 canoe now cleared from outside lane after short hold of traffic... safe onward journey."

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