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Overturned lorry blocks M1 in South Yorkshire

The overturned lorry Image copyright Other
Image caption Drivers stuck in traffic are being advised to stay in their vehicles

An overturned lorry which closed three lanes on the M1 in South Yorkshire has caused severe delays.

The accident, which happened northbound between junctions 36 and 37 for Birdwell and Dodworth at 06:30 GMT, led to five miles of disruption.

Recovery work to remove the lorry is under way.

There are still some delays of up to an hour but Highways England said traffic conditions were starting to return to normal.

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Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption The accident happened at about 06:30 GMT
Image copyright South Yorkshire Police
Image caption The accident happened at about 06:30 GMT

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