M1 traffic: Severe delays as motorway closed due to 'diesel spillage'

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M1 traffic: Severe delays as motorway closed due to 'diesel spillage'

Both carriageways are shut between junction 34 for Meadowhall, Sheffield, and junction 35 for the Chapeltown area of the city. Highways England say

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Both carriageways are shut between junction 34 for Meadowhall, Sheffield, and junction 35 for the Chapeltown area of the city. Highways England says this is because of a large fuel spillage detected at around 6.30am.

The signed southbound diversion takes drivers off at junction 35 and onto local roads towards Rotherham, South Yorkshire. They then go right, southbound, onto the A6109, which reaches junction 34 of the M1.

Northbound motorists can take the reverse of this route, or use the A6178 from junction 34 and then head out of Rotherham on the local roads which reach junction 35.

However, these routes are very busy as a result, reports Yorkshire Live. 

Highways England tweeted: “#M1 southbound #J35 (#ThorpeHesley) to #J34 (#Meadowhall #Sheffield) – we are in the process of closing this junction due to debris and oil spillage in the road.”

The oil is being cleared off the motorway but this is causing traffic to back up northbound to junction 33 for Rotherham south and Handsworth, Sheffield.

Traffic is also slow southbound on the M1 from junction 36 for Tankersley, South Yorkshire. 

The road is expected to remain closed for some time. 



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