Motorists warned of road closure

February 21, 2023

Drivers are advised that part of the M180 in South Yorkshire remains shut as a result of an earlier collision involving four vehicles.

The M180 between junction 1 (Thorne) and junction 2 (Belton) was closed after the incident which happened at 11.30pm on Monday, February 20. 

The westbound carriageway was reopened at 1.30am on Tuesday, February 21, but the eastbound carriageway remains closed. 

Recovery work is underway, however due to the damage to the vehicles involved and the debris at the site, it is likely to be complex and protracted. 

One HGV shed its load of domestic floor cleaner, and the vehicle itself sustained extensive damage making its removal a complicated process. 

A section of the eastbound carriageway will also need resurfacing, and arrangements are being made for this to take place. 

The road is expected to remain closed throughout this afternoon and evening, with a diversion route in place for those travelling eastbound. 

The diversion involves existing the M180 at junction 1 and proceeding to the end of the slip road, then at the roundabout taking the second exit onto the A18 and continuing for seven miles to the roundabout with the A161. 

At the roundabout, take the fourth exit onto the A161 and continue for one mile to the junction with the M180 (junction 2). Then turn left onto the slip road and rejoin the M180 eastbound.

The M18 junction 5 northbound exit slip has also been closed to help alleviate congestion on the roundabout. 


The M180 remains closed in South Yorkshire (23-02-20 SU). 


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