Motorway re-opens following rush-hour traffic chaos amid Belfast security alert
The M1 motorway has re-opened following a security alert which caused massive rush-hour traffic chaos on Monday morning.
The motorway had been shut in both directions between the Lisburn/Saintfield turnoff and Stockman's Lane.
Army bomb experts were sent to the scene in the early hours due to the alert.
Police later said the alert had been triggered by a stolen vehicle which was found abandoned in the Lisburn area.
A number of diversions had been put in place.
Both lanes have since re-opened.
Motorists took to Twitter to vent their anger over the serious disruption, which caused serious delays for those travelling into the city.