South Yorkshire motorway to be closed after lorry carrying '˜ginormous 200 ton load' breaks downÂ

A South Yorkshire motorway is set to be closed later today after a lorry carrying what is described as a '˜ginormous' 200 ton load broke down.Â

Friday, 31st August 2018, 07:38 am
Updated Friday, 31st August 2018, 07:01 am
Part of the load.

The vehicle came to a halt overnight between junctions one and two of the M18 northbound near New Edlington in Doncaster.     

Broken down load.

There is a lane closure in place this morning and the road is expected to be fully closed when the vehicle is recovered from 8pm tonight. 

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Highways England tweeted that it is expected to take a number of hours to move the 'ginormous' load. 

They added: '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.'