M1 partially re-opens after serious collision near Meadowhall

The M1 has partially re-opened after a serious collision close to Meadowhall this morning.

Friday, 7th June 2019, 11:13 am
Updated Friday, 7th June 2019, 12:59 pm

The motorway was closed in both directions between Junction 34 for Meadowhall and 35 for Thorpe Hesley in the immediate aftermath of the smash, which has been described as ‘serious’.

Emergency services raced to the scene and an air ambualcnbe landed, but the southbound carriageway has since re-opened.

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Three vehicles were involved in a serious collision on the M1 near to Meadowhall this morning (Pic: Adam Else)

Highways England said the northbound carriageway is expected to remain closed for some time.

POLICE: South Yorkshire police officer swaps gun for dog in fight against crimeIn a statement, it said: “We have around one mile of trapped traffic which we have started to release however this will take us a couple hours.

“We expect to have it released by midday. “Traffic is advised to follow the hollow triangle to go northbound and the solid square to travel southbound. People going further north can follow the M18 and A1.“We would encourage people to avoid the area if possible as the surrounding routes will be busy.”