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M1 reopens after lorry carrying glass bottles overturned

The M1 northbound carriageway has now reopened after a lorry full of glass bottles overturned in the early hours of this morning.

The lorry was carrying 44 tonnes of glass and caused heavy traffic and major delays on the road.

The northbound carriageway remained shut until 11:00 BST between Junction 38 and 39 while the vehicle was removed.

Glass spillage from overturned lorry Credit: Highways England

The lorry overturned after it was involved in a crash with a car between the junctions for Haigh and Durkar in West Yorkshire in the early hours.

Police said the male driver of the car suffered minor injuries.

Highways England tweeted that drivers faced delays and diversions were in place.

It said there had been a substantial fuel spillage across the carriageway, with crews working through the night to clear the road.

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Traffic queues on M1 Credit: Highways England