Road closures on the M1, Wednesday 24 October
From South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue
Emergency services are attending a spillage of waste materials from a lorry heading northbound on the M1. As a result, the M1 is currently closed in both directions between junction 32 and 33.
The initial call came just after 10.30am, with police and firefighters arriving to find the lorry located between J32 and 33 northbound, before the entry slip road from the M18. Four fire appliances and two support units (around 25 firefighters) are in attendance.
Emergency services’ first priority was to identify the type of waste materials involved and assess the risk to the public. A small number of people who have come into direct contact with the waste are being washed with water but there is not believed to be any risk to any other member of the public.
A 100m safety cordon is in place as a precaution but drivers who believe they may have driven past the incident, through the waste, are not believed to require any treatment whatsoever.
The road is currently closed to allow the waste to be completely cleared from the area, and ongoing assessments are being made as to when it can be reopened.