Long delays as M1 closed in both directions

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect long delays after the M1 was closed in both directions this morning (Wednesday 24th October)

The M1 in South Yorkshire is currently closed with stationary traffic in both directions between Junction 32, M18 (Thurcroft) and Junction 33, A630 (Catcliffe), because of a spillage of chemicals on the road.

There is a diversion in operation with northbound traffic advised to use the M18 and A1(M).

There is heavy congestion on northbound to Junction 31, A57 (Sheffield) and on Southbound to Junction 34, A631 (Meadowhall).

Check back here for more details as they emerge.