Cow causes chaos on M1

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A COW escaped from a field causing delays for commuters on the M1 this morning (Tuesday).

It was spotted by motorists close to the Northbound carriage way, on a verge behind the motorway barrier between junctions 38 and 39 at 7.50am.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: “West Yorkshire Police officers managed to shoo it back into the safety of the field.”

And Highways Agency Traffic Officers put a rolling road block in place to slow traffic down in case the animal jumped into the motorway.

It was cleared by 8.30am.