Sheffield drivers face miles of tailbacks after rush-hour 'police incident' closed M1

A rush hour closure of the M1 near Rotherham has caused miles of tailbacks this morning.

Friday, 13th December 2019, 8:50 am

The southbound M1 was closed between Junction 31 for Aston and Junction 31 for Barlborough earlier today due to a ‘police-led incident’.

Despite two of the four lanes now re-open, there are 40 minute delays on the approach.

Highways England said queues are seven miles long, stretching back to Junction 1 of the M18 and Junction 33 of the M1.

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The southbound M1 between J31 at Aston and J30 at Barlborough was closed earlier today

The agency said: “Please allow extra journey time.”