VIDEO: Tanker crash closes M1 in both directions

Traffic and travel.
Traffic and travel.

Both carriageways of the M1 have been closed after a lorry overturned at lunchtime and huge tailbacks have been reported.

It happened near to J47 Garforth turn-off on the southbound carriageway and emergency services are at the scene.

Initial reports are that the driver of the tanker is being cut free from his cab and the Yorkshire Ambulance has been scrambled.