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Traffic Delays After 'Marmite' Lorry Crash

Tuesday November 29 2011

MOTORISTS are being warned to avoid the M1 this morning as the Highways Agency issue delay warnings of up to an hour between Junctions 37 and 33.

The M1 is closed in both directions between J33 and J32 due to an overturned vehicle - believed to be a lorry load of marmite. The link road from the M18 southbound to M1 northbound ( J32 ) was also closed.

The accident happened at about 10.15pm last night (November 28). A Ford campervan driven by a 57-year-old man from Milton Keynes was travelling slowly in lane one up Guilthwaite Hill on the M1 southbound carriageway. The HGV tried to overtake him but the back of the tanker caught the wing mirror of the camper, which caused the driver to lose control.

The HGV swerved across all three lanes, collided with the central reservation and overturned.

The 56-year-old man driving the HGV, was from Burton-on-Trent. He cut his elbow and was taken to Rotherham District General Hospital.

The driver of the campervan was not reported to have been hurt.

Police are appealing for witnesses: call 101 quoting incident number 1240 of the 28 November.

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Reply Posted by Peter Whie on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 09:32
Police are mounting a mopping up operation but are quickly running out of bread.

Reply Posted by Steve on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 09:44
Some people are loving this story, others are hating it.

Reply Posted by Dave B on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 09:59
Yeast bound carriageway blocked.

Reply Posted by Emily on Tuesday November 29 2011 at 10:15
Glad Both The Drivers Are FIne And No one Got Hurt :D x

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