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Fatality In Serious M1 Accident

Friday October 12 2012

A STRETCH of the M1 is closed after an accident earlier involving a lorry and a pedestrian in which someone has died.

It is closed northbound between Juction 37 (Dodworth) and Junction 38 at Woolley.

The Highways Agency has issued a statement saying the fatal incident, involving a lorry and a pedestrian, happened at about 12.30pm.

A South Yorkshire Police accident investigation is underway and the northbound carriageway is likely to be closed for several hours.

A diversion is in place with northbound drivers being asked to follow the Hollow Square symbol taking them from junction 37 to junction 39 - via the westbound A628, north west along the A629 and then east and north east along the A635 and A636 respectively.

Traffic is at a standstill on the motorway with tailbacks affecting the Tankersley junction.

It is having a knock-on effect on town centre traffic, with Harborough Hill roundabout becoming heavily conjested with people trying to find an alternative route.