UPDATE: One lane open on M1 near Sheffield after crash

The fire sent smoke billowing across the carriageway. Picture: Andy Duffin.
The fire sent smoke billowing across the carriageway. Picture: Andy Duffin.
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Highways engineers have managed to reopen part of the M1 motorway near Sheffield after earlier saying it would need to be closed overnight.

Two vehicles burst into flames on the northbound carriageway between junction 30 for Barlborough and junction 31 for Aston following a crash at around 6.20pm.

Highways England said the fire had damaged the road surface and expected it to be closed overnight while repairs were carried out.

But a spokesman said they have reopened one of the four lanes on the stretch and crews would work through the night to repair the damage.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the crash involved three vehicles, two of which caught fire. She said crews from Aston park attended along with colleagues from Clowne and Staveley in Derbyshire.

South Yorkshire Police said the accident involved two cars and an LGV, two of which 'caught alight as a result of the collision'.

A spokeswoman said one person suffered minor injuries.