Blaze causes M1 closure near Sheffield

The southbound carriageway of the M1 near Sheffield is closed while emergency services deal with a blaze.

Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 11:43 am
Updated Tuesday, 26th July 2016, 12:49 pm
The M1 is partially closed today

The Highways Agency said the fire involves a car towing a caravan, which went up in flames on the southbound stretch of the motorway between junction 33 at Catcliffe and junction 32 at Thurcroft.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: "Traffic is advised to exit the M1 at junction 33 and take the A630 westbound towards Sheffield.

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"At the junction with the A57, take the A57 eastbound towards Aston and re-join the M1 southbound at junction 31.

"Road users are advised to expect delays and to allow extra time for their journeys."