M1 near Sheffield closed after man threatens to jump from bridge

The M1 was closed for several hours today after a man threatened to jump from a motorway bridge.

Both carriageways were closed between junctions 36 and 38, while around Junction 37 at Dodworth, traffic was diverted via the exit and entry slips.

Photo: Highways England.

Photo: Highways England.

Huge tailbacks were reported in the area with police urging motorists to seek an alternative route, but a short time ago, South Yorkshire Police said the incident had been resolved.

All closures had been lifted, they added, but delays were likely to remain for some time.