A POLICE incident closed the M1 in Yorkshire today, causing long delays for motorists.
The motorway in South Yorkshire was closed, causing queuing traffic and long delays in both directions between junction 38, A637 (Woolley) and junction 37, A628 (Barnsley).
A diversion was in operation but drivers faced delays of up to an hour.
A source said police had closed the road following a threat from a pedestrian to jump from the Higham Bridge at Barnsley.
Police advised drivers to leave the motorway at junction 36.