M1 Traffic: Six miles of congestion on southbound motorway near Sheffield following multi-car collision
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The motorway is was shut for around an hour this afternoon (October 5) between J35 near Rotherham and J34 near the Meadowhall Roundabout following the collision shortly after 2.30pm.
Delays of 50 minutes and above have been reported, with tailbacks of around six miles.
Sheffield is also feeling the effects of a temporary diversion that was in place directing traffic via the A629, causing severe congestion in the Meadowhall area and roads close to the Tinsley Viaduct as drivers try to rejoin the M1 southbound at the Meadowhall roundabout.
Severe delays are also being reported throughout the city ahead of rush hour.