Motorist abandons broken down car on M1 in South Yorkshire

The abandoned car on the M1. Picture: @HighwaysYORKS
The abandoned car on the M1. Picture: @HighwaysYORKS
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A motorist abandoned a broken down car on the M1 near Sheffield because they 'had somewhere to be'.

The vehicle was abandoned in lane one of the southbound carriageway between junctions 34 and 35.

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It caused delays for motorists heading towards Meadowhall.

The vehicle was recovered and taken to a compound.

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Highways England tweeted: "Broken down car in lane one.

"The owner abandoned it telling us they had just left it there as they had somewhere to be."

They added: "The owner will collect the bill for this in order to get the vehicle back."