M1 Motorway near Sheffield to be closed to move horses off the road

The M1 motorway near Sheffield is set to be closed soon this evening in order to move horses off the road.

Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 5:24 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 5:30 pm
Motorists travelling on a stretch of motorway in Doncaster are experiencing significant delays this afternoon, due to debris on the road.

A horse box has broken down on the M1 Northbound near Junction 34 (Meadowhall), according to police Twitter account @SYPOperations.

The police tweeted: “Incident #M1 north jct 34 #Meadowhall horsebox breakdown. To assist transfer animals full closure North/South occur soon. Sorry for delays.”

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Keep checking back for more information on when the closure will be put in place and lifted.

Motorists are advised to avoid the road for the time being.