Multi-vehicle pile-up closes M1

PART of the M1 motorway near Rotherham is closed after a crash involving a lorry and several cars.

MOTORISTS on the M1 were facing severe delays today after an accident involving a lorry and several cars.

The vehicles collided on the southbound carriageway between junction 31 for the A57 to Sheffield and junction 30, police said.

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One of the cars caught fire and the lorry went into a ditch.

The motorway was  closed southbound between the two junctions, but one lane re-opened leaving traffic queuing.

Traffic is being diverted via the A57 towards Worksop and the A619.