PICTURED: Snow ploughs make way up and down M1 near Sheffield

Snow ploughs are helping to clear the M1 motorway after heavy snow showers left some of the carriageway unsafe.

A snow plough on the M1 motorway. Picture: Highways England.

Highways England said ploughs were continuing to clear lane three on the stretch between junction 36 for Barnsley and junction 38 near Woolley.

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Motorists have been advised to take care as ploughs are travelling in the outside lane at slow speeds.