This was the scene on the M1 near Sheffield this afternoon after a campervan driver was stunned to see his wheel come loose and roll past him.
The motorway was closed southbound between junctions 31 and 30 this afternoon at around 4pm.
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Highways England said its traffic officers had removed the wheel from the carriageway a 'considerable distance' further down the road.
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But it said thankfully the runaway tyre had not hit anyone, and it is understood the road has since fully reopened.