Busy Sheffield road near M1 closed after lorry ‘snaps overhead electric cables’

A busy Sheffield road near the M1 is closed in both directions after a lorry ‘snapped the overhead electric cables’.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 10 April, 2019, 10:56
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Traffic has been diverted off the M1 southbound between junction 34 and 35 this morning after a serious crash.

Vehicles have been using Cowley Lane, in Chapeltown, but First South Yorkshire has revealed the road is now closed in both directions.

Eye-witnesses have reported that a lorry ‘snapped the overhead electric cables’ leaving live wires hanging in the road.

The buses will divert via Ecclesfield Road , Tyler Street, Jenkin Road, Meadowhall Road and Meadow Bank before resuming Normal Route at New Wortley Road.

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Police have said the M1 southbound will be closed ‘for some time’ after the serious crash this morning.

The air ambulance was called after a driver reportedly hit the central reservation and crashed into the embankment.

More to follow.