Incident on the M1

COMMUTERS will be facing traffic delays this morning.

There has been an incident on the M1 southbound between junction 36 and 35a of the M1.

Emergency services are currently on the scene and the motorway is closed between the junctions.

Highways England confirmed there are delays of approximately 30 minutes.

Please allow extra time for your journey.

Incident on Racecommon Road

THERE has been an incident on Racecommon Road, Barnsley.

Emergency sercives are currently on the scene.

Please allow extra time for your journey.

Temporary lights in place for the next month

TEMPORARY traffic lights on a main road into Barnsley came into force this week and will remain until mid February as resurfacing works are carried out by Barnsley Council. 

Works will be carried out on the A633 - Barnsley Road and Wombwell Lane - between the White Rose roundabout and Screwfix/Greggs. 

The lights will be in operation between 9.30am and 3.30pm on weekdays, and 7.30am and 4pm on Sundays to minimise disruption. Temporary lights will only be in place during these times.

A spokesman for Barnsley Council said: “This is part of our ongoing maintenance programme, to improve the quality of the road surface along this route and provide a better and safer driving experience.”

Incident on Tank Row

THERE has been an incident on Tank Row, Lundwood.

Emergency sercives are currently on the scene.

Please allow extra time for your journey.


Traffic restriction in force

A TEMPORARY traffic restriction is in force on a town centre street.


Peel Street, from Wellington Street to Fenton Street, will be one-way for the next two Sundays.


The removal of a telecommunications mast, sited on the Post Office’s roof, on nearby Pitt Street, has forced the change.

Congestion following incident

CONMUTERS may face delays following an incident close to the motorway junction.

Emergency services are currently on Haigh Lane, Woolley. 

Woolley Edge Lane and Intake Lane are currently congested.


Please allow extra time for your journey.

Call for clarity over train operator

BARNSLEY Central MP and Sheffield City Region mayor Dan Jarvis has called for ‘urgent and decisive action’ as the transport secretary announced train operator Northern Rail could be stripped of its franchise.


Transport secretary Grant Shapps announced yesterday – the same day that rail fares were hiked by 2.7 per cent – that the process to bring the network back into public hands had already started, calling the current service ‘unacceptable’ and saying Northern could either be stripped of its franchise or issued a short-term contract.


But Mr Jarvis said the government should share some responsibility for a ‘catalogue of disasters’ with the franchisee, run by German-owned firm Arriva.


“Despite calls from Northern leaders and myself, the government has consistently failed to act, with passengers being let down by delayed, overcrowded, and expensive services,” said the Barnsley Central MP.


“Thursday’s announcement merely reaffirms the process which the transport secretary started in the autumn.


“This is something I’ve been pressing for since I became mayor, and I’ll be raising yet again in Parliament on Tuesday to get further clarity on the government’s proposed solution.”

Traffic restriction begins this weekend
A TEMPORARY traffic restriction will come into force on a town centre street.
Peel Street, from Wellington Street to Fenton Street, will become one-way for three consecutive Sundays from this weekend.
The removal of a telecommunications mast, sited on the Post Office’s roof, on nearby Pitt Street, has forced the change.


Stagecoach bus fare changes

BUS fare changes have come into effect this week with Stagecoach introducing some increases, some decreases and some fares staying the same. 


The company is encouraging customers to buy tickets online or the Stagecoach Bus App before travelling with extra discounts in a bid to lower the amount of time spent at bus stops and speeding up journey times.


John Young, commercial director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Our customers have been telling us for a while that the range of tickets we have on our buses is too complicated, so from January 2 we are making things much simpler and easier to understand.


“Simplifying our bus and tram tickets, the recent investment in the improved Stagecoach Bus App (which allows you to track your bus live on a map) and contactless payment on all our buses continues to help us make bus travel more attractive to non-users and encourage more people to try the bus for some of their travel needs.”


For full details visit stagecoachbus.com

Rail delays between Sheffield and Barnsley

RAIL passengers will be facing disruptions this afternoon.

Passengers traveling between Sheffield and Barnsley will have to wait until at least 3.45pm for a train from Sheffield to Barnsley as the 3.18pm and 3.35pm services have been cancelled.

For further information on the next available train, visit the National Rail website for live updates.

Road blocked due to overturned lorry

A ROAD is currently blocked due to an overtuned lorry.

The A628 Woodhead near to Dunford Bridge is blocked due to high winds toppling the goods vehicle.

Police are currently on the scene.

Please allow extra time for your journey. 

Lane closures following collision

THE M1 is currently congested due to an accident.

A multiple vehicle collision occured just before 8am between junction 37 and 36 southbound. 

Five vehicles were involved in the collision and Highways England have confirmed delays of up to 30 minutes.

Emergency services are currently on the scene.

Please allow extra time for your journey in both directions as people are rubber necking.


Horses roaming...

TRAFFIC: There are horses currently roaming Barnsley Road between Shafton and Brierley. Please drive with caution.



Incident on Dearne Valley Parkway

THE Dearne Valley Parkway is currently closed between Broomhill roundabout and Cathill roundabout due to a road traffic collision.

Please avoid the area if possible.

Bright Nights road closures

TEMPORARY road closures will be in place tonight as the Barnsley Bright Nights event takes place.


In addition to the closures, a temporary taxi rank will be in place and parking suspensions.


The following roads will be in place from 3pm this afternoon:

  • Church Street
  • (from St. Mary’s Gate to junction with Market Hill and Shambles Street)
  • Regent Street
  • (from Church Street to junction with Eastgate)
  • Royal Street
  • St Mary’s Gate
  • Sadler Gate


From 5.30pm, the following roads will be closed:

  • Cheapside
  • Eldon Street
  • Kendray Street
  • Market Hill
  • Market Street
  • May Day Green
  • Midland Street
  • New Street
  • Peel Square
  • Queen Street
  • Regent Street South
  • St Mary’s Place
  • The Arcade
  • Shambles Street


A temporary rank will be created on Regent Street and will be active from 5.45pm 6.35pm.

Taxi Marshals will be on duty from 5pm at both ranks to assist customers during this period.


Suspension of on/off-street parking until 9.30pm tonight:

  • Church Street
  • Regent Street South
  • Eldon Street Royal Street
  • Market Hill
  • St Mary’s Gate
  • Midland Street Sadler Gate
  • Regent Street
Broken down vehicle

A VEHICLE has broken down on Doncaster Road close to Heathfields which is causing heavy traffic delays. 

Please allow extra time for your journey 

Road closed due to incident

THERE has been an incident on Smithies Lane. 


The road is closed in both directions.


South Yorkshire Police have advised motorists to use an alternative route. 


No time has been given as to when the road will re-open. 

Road closed following incident

There has been an incident on Park Spring Road, close to Cathill roundabout. Please use an alternative route.

Flooding update: Some roads now open again

MORE than a dozen roads remain closed due to flooding but some routes have reopened this morning.

Whams Road, Sheffield Road Hoyland, North Lane, Park Road (near Locke Park) and Gilroyd Lane are now all passable again according to Barnsley Council, but officials warn there is still significant surface water and urged drivers to take extra care.

Northern Rail is 'advising people not to travel' between Penistone and Huddersfield. However it said services were operating between Sheffield and Penistone. Services between Barnsley and Leeds, Barnsley and Sheffield and Barnsley and Penistone appear to be running normally. 

Roads still closed include Grange Lane at Cundy Cross, Dearne Valley Parkway between Cortonwood roundabout and Wath roundabout, and Dearne Hall Road at Barugh Green. 

Meadowhall event cancelled

A CHRISTMAS light switch on that was due to take place at a popular shopping centre tonight has been cancelled.

Meadowhall shopping centre was due to host a Christmas Live event at 5.30pm tonight.


Due to the adverse weather conditions, the event has been cancelled.

A spokesperson from Meadowhall, said: “Due to the adverse weather and the subsequent impact this has had on the regional public transport infrastructure, it is with regret that the decision has been made to cancel this evening’s Meadowhall Christmas Live concert.

"We appreciate this news will be very disappointing to the many ticket holders who remained keen to attend despite the rain, but we feel we have a duty to recognise the issues people may face in trying to return home. The safety of our visitors, retailers and staff is of paramount importance to us and as a precaution our flood defences have been deployed and we are giving retailers the option to close early should they wish to do so.

"For further updates please monitor our website and social channels. For travel updates please refer to Travelsouthyorkshire.com."

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