M1 closed: Motorway closed due to crash after loose cows roam carriageway for second day in a row

The M1 has been closed in South Yorkshire after cows made it onto the carriageway of a Yorkshire motorway for the second day in a row.

National Highways said there has been a ‘single vehicle crash’ following the animals making their way onto the southbound carriageway.

It is the second day in a row that cows have led to a motorway in Yorkshire being closed, after the M62 was closed overnight after the animals made their way onto the carriageway.

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Traffic is currently being diverted off the M1 southbound at junction 34 for Tinsley, and a full closure is in place.

National Highways tweeted: “ M1 Southbound #J34 #Tinsley Full closure in place. #TrafficOfficers are currently dealing with a single vehicle accident including 2 loose cows in the carriage way. All Traffic will be diverted off and can re join via the entry slip.

At around 10am it added: “Closed both directions - we are hoping to reopen the northbound carriageway shortly, the southbound closure will need to remain in place whilst recovery takes place. We will update as the incident progresses.”

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