Warnings after cows spotted roaming free on M1 in South Yorkshire

Traffic officers are urging motorists to take care. Credit: Highways England

Traffic was stopped on the M1 in South Yorkshire during morning rush hour after a number of cows were spotted roaming freely on the motorway.

Highways officials imposed speed limits and lane closures after the animals got onto the northbound carriageway between junction 34 for Sheffield and junction 35 on Monday, 1 August.

Some of the cows made their way onto the exit slip road, approaching the roundabout at junction 35.

Some of the cows made it onto the sliproad. Credit: National Highways

But traffic was held to allow police to round up the remainder of the cows which were on the verge.

Police stopped traffic to rescue cows from the verge. Credit: National Highways

All the animals were eventually led to safety and the road was reopened.

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