M18 disruption continues after lorry driver dies in crash near Doncaster

  • Video from National Highways

Drivers using the M18 in South Yorkshire are being warned that disruption will continue for the rest of the day after a fatal lorry crash.

A man in his 60s died when his lorry collided with the central reservation, close to the junction with the A1(M), before becoming engulfed in flames. The incident happened on Monday evening, 15 August.

National Highways officials, who have released footage of the affected section of road, said more than 70m of metal and concrete barriers were damaged.

Both carriageways of the M18 were closed after the incident. Credit: Dan Hadfield/Facebook

A spokesperson said: "Lane one of the northbound carriageway was reopened this morning following the completion of police investigations and the clearance of debris, but lane two and all lanes of the southbound carriageway remain closed due to the severity of damage to the road surface and central reservation barriers.

"The southbound M18 remains closed, with traffic continuing to be diverted via the exit and entry slip roads at junction two."

Drivers are being advised to allow extra time for their journeys or seek alternative routes for the rest of Tuesday.

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