M1 reopens in South Yorkshire after waste spill
- 24 October 2012
- From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire
The M1 in South Yorkshire has reopened after it was closed due to a waste spill.
It was shut in both directions between junction 32 at Thurcroft and junction 33 at Catcliffe after a lorry spilled its load at about 10:30 BST.
South Yorkshire Fire Service said three people were taken to hospital as a precaution after coming into contact with the waste.
The Highways Agency said there had been traffic delays in the area.
The fire service said that the waste was "a sludge-like by-product comprising mostly oil, solvent, resin and water."
Firefighters set up a 100m safety cordon around the spill but the fire service said the waste "is not believed to be any risk to any other member of the public."