Southbound M1 closed following collision near exit for Sheffield and Rotherham 

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The southbound M1 is closed this morning following a collision near to the exit for Sheffield and Rotherham at Junction 31.

Highways England said there is an ‘up and over diversion’ in place at junction 31 while a recovery operation is mounted for a jack-knifed lorry involved in the crash.

The M1 southbound is closed at Junction 31 following a collision

The M1 southbound is closed at Junction 31 following a collision

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The motorway is expected to remain closed for some time ‘due to the complex recovery of the vehicle and repair of the crash barrier’.

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Both the central and nearside crash barriers are being assessed.

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The M1 southbound is due to be closed at Junction 31 for some time following a collision

The M1 southbound is due to be closed at Junction 31 for some time following a collision

More to follow.