VIDEO: M1 closed in both directions at Leeds after this tanker smash

Both carriageways of the M1 at Leeds have been closed after a lorry overturned at lunchtime and huge tailbacks have been reported after this tanker crash.

Thursday, 10th August 2017, 3:56 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:59 pm
The smash. Photo: @djmurphykavos

It happened near to J47 Garforth turn-off on the southbound carriageway and emergency services are at the scene.

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Initial reports are that the driver of the tanker is being cut free from his cab and the Yorkshire Ambulance has been scrambled.