An overturned lorry has led to the closure of the northbound M1 in South Yorkshire this morning – and caused miles of tailbacks.
The Asda lorry was involved in a ‘multi-vehicle collision’ on the northbound stretch of the M1 between junctions 36 and 37 for Birdwell and Dodworth, near Barnsley, earlier this morning.
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It is blocking all three lanes of the motorway, which has now been closed between both junctions.
Highways England said a ‘complex recovery’ operation will be mounted for the lorry and its load.
Vehicles are queuing as far back as junction 35 at Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham.
More to follow.