South Yorkshire motorway to be closed until AT LEAST 10am on Saturday

A South Yorkshire motorway which will be closed over night to recover an abnormal load will not reopen until AT LEAST 10am on Saturday.

Friday, 31st August 2018, 9:21 pm
Updated Sunday, 2nd September 2018, 9:05 pm
A lorry carrying an abnormal load has broken down on a South Yorkshire motorway.

The northbound carriageway of the M18 is now closed in both directions between junctions 1 and 2.

A diversion identified with a hollow triangle is directing drivers off the M18 at J1 before taking the A631, the A6123 and the A630 and joining the A1(M) at J36.

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They will then have to head South and rejoin the M18 at J2.

The lorry carrying the 200 ton load broke down overnight between junctions 1 and 2 of the motorway.

Highways England tweeted earlier: 'A lane closure is in place for a 200 ton abnormal load that has broken down.

'The recovery is going to be complex. A full closure of road will be required. We have delayed this until 8pm tonight.'