M1 Traffic Sheffield: Carriageway reopens following investigation into 'suspicious package'

The M1 near Sheffield has reopened after it was shut for several hours due to reports of a ‘suspicious package’.

Monday, 9th May 2022, 7:20 pm

The motorway was closed between junction 36, for Tankersley, and junction 37, for Barnsley, because of the item on a bridge over the carriageway.

The motorway has now reopened in both directions.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Police said investigations into the package were ongoing and said: “Thank you for your patience and for avoiding the area while emergency services responded, we really appreciate it.”

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