Motorists escaped with minor injureis after a two-car crash which closed the M1 in South Yorkshire this morning.
Emergency services were alerted to the smash on the southbound stretch of the motorway between between junctions 34 and 33 - Tinsley and Catcliffe - at around 5am.
It left debris strewn across all four lanes initially, blocking the motorway while a clean-up operation was mounted.
The road has since been cleared and traffic is flowing normally.
South Yorkshire Police said it was fortunate those involved escaped with 'minor injuries'.
The force said the crash involved a Ford Focus and a Ford Fiesta.
A spokesman said: "The Focus had spun out, and then was unfortunately hit by the driver of the Fiesta."