Serious police incident leads to motorway closure in South Yorkshire

The M1 in South Yorkshire is closed this morning due to a serious police incident.

Monday, 20th January 2020, 6:29 am

South Yorkshire Police said the southbound stretch between Junction 36 for Barnsley and 35A for Tankersley is closed and is not expected to re-open until around noon.

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A signed diversion is in place but traffic is building.South Yorkshire Police has urged motorists to find an alternative route, with the closure expected to cause severe delays.

The nature of the incident being dealt with has not yet been revealed.

The southbound M1 is closed between Barnsley and Tankersley due to a serious police incident