PICTURE: Motorists' shock at seeing TANK on South Yorkshire motorway

Motorists did a double take this morning - when they spotted a TANK on the motorway in South Yorkshire.

The tank on the motorway.

The military vehicle was being escorted along a stretch of the M1 by several other vehicles.

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A spokesperson for Highways England said: "This specialist load is not what you expect to see every day but tanks for asking."