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M1 closed after lorry carrying glass bottles overturns

The overturned vehicleImage copyright Highways England
Image caption The closure is inflicting lengthy rush hour delays

Part of the M1 has been closed after a lorry carrying 44 tonnes of glass bottles overturned.

Highways England stated the northbound carriageway would stay shut for a number of hours between junction 38 and 39 whereas the automobile was eliminated .

The lorry overturned at about 02:00 BST between the junctions for Haigh and Durkar in West Yorkshire.

Highways England tweeted drivers confronted delays and that diversions had been in place.

Image copyright Highways England
Image caption The lorry was loaded with glass
Image copyright Highways England
Image caption Work has been ongoing by the night time to clear the street

It stated there had been a considerable gasoline spillage throughout the carriageway, with crews working by the night time to clear the street.

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