Sheffield & South Yorkshire

M1 reopens in South Yorkshire after waste spill

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."

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