Lorry fire closes M1 in Yorkshire

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A LORRY fire has closed the M1 on the approach to South Yorkshire this afternoon.

Severe delays and stationary traffic is reported northbound between junction 30, the A616 to Sheffield, and junction 29, the A617 at Chesterfield.

The motorway was initially closed in both directions, but the southbound carriageway has since been reopened. However, police warn of long delays in both directions.

Road users are advised to seek alternative routes, or delay their journey where possible until conditions improve.