Strong winds lead to restrictions on the M1 in South Yorkshire

Restrictions were put in place on the M1 in South Yorkshire as strong winds battered the region.

Thursday, 30th January 2020, 9:29 pm

The motorway was closed to high-sided and vulnerable vehicles in both directions at junction 34 near Meadowhall due to winds buffeting the Tinsley Viaduct.

Highways England said affected vehicles including HGVs, motorbikes and caravans should consider alternative routes for their journeys this evening, Thursday, January 30.

The restrictions were lifted shortly before 9.30pm.

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Restrictions are in place on the M1 near Meadowhall due to strong winds on the Tinsley Viaduct

Restrictions were also put in place on the A628 Woodhead Pass, which was closed to high-sided and vulnerable vehicles in both directions between the A57 near Woolley Bridge and the A616 near Langsett.

Highways England said it ws monitoring wind speeds, and the restrictions would only be lifted once it is safe to do so.

Drivers have been advised to check on www.trafficengland.com, follow the @HighwaysYORKS regional Twitter feed or call Highways England on 0300 123 5000 for the latest updates.