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Surface water warning as two vehicles ‘leave carriageway’ in South Yorkshire

Motorists are being warned to drive carefully due to surface water after two vehicles crashed on the motorway network in South Yorkshire this morning.   

A car left the carriageway between junction 34 at Tinsley and 35 at Thorpe Hesley on the M1 at about 6am. 

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A lane remains closed this morning while traffic officers assess damage to a barrier.   

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About an hour later there was a similar accident on the M18 southbound between junction 2 with the A1M and junction one at Bramley. 

This incident is now clear and the driver was not injured. 

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Highways England urged drivers to “take care this morning” as there is a lot of “surface water” following heavy rainfall overnight. 

The scene of the accident on the M1.

The scene of the accident on the M1.