Sheffield traffic: Long delays on the M1 due to concerns for safety of pedestrian

There are long delays on the M1 south of Sheffield due to an ongoing incident involving a pedestrian, which police are attending.

Tuesday, 2nd November 2021, 3:49 pm

All lanes on the M1 northbound and southbound between J29A / Markham Vale Services (A6192 Bolsover) to J29 (A617 Mansfield Matlock) are closed and traffic has been temporarily stopped while the incident is dealt with.

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit attended the scene along with traffic officers, after emergency services were called at 12.13pm.

A statement from Derbyshire police force said: “Part of the M1 in Derbyshire is currently closed in both directions between J29a and J29 due to concerns for the safety of pedestrian on a bridge. Please avoid this stretch of motorway if you are planning to travel, and allow extra time for your journey.”

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The M1 southbound is closed on all lanes.

A diversion was put in place.

Police said shortly before 3.45pm that the road had reopened but the congestion would ‘take a while to clear’.

Traffic is stopped completely.