Traffic chaos after ‘Marmite’ spillage on M1

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MOTORISTS are experiencing major disruption this morning after a tanker carrying more than 20 tonnes of marmite is understood to have overturned on the M1.

Police closed the motorway in both directions between junctions 32 and 33 near Sheffield after the lorry crashed and spilt its contents onto the carriageway at about 10.15pm last night.

A major cleanup operation is currently under way and the Highways Agency said it hoped the road would reopen at about 10am.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Police said the tanker overturned after being involved in a collision with a motor caravan.

The tanker driver was taken to hospital but the driver’s injuries were not believed to be serious.

The Highways Agency is currently reporting traffic delays of one hour between junctions 37 and 33.