M62 reopens after crash

The M62 has reopened following a major crash which closed both lanes throughout the morning rush-hour. Four vehicles, including 2 lorries, were involved in the incident.

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Police working to reopen M62 lanes after crash

The scene of the crash early on Tuesday Credit: @WYP_RPU

Police have reopened the eastbound carriageway on the M62 following Tuesday morning's crash between junction 30 and 31 (Rothwell and Castleford).

They hope to have the remaining lanes open by 4pm.

The delay is being caused by an oil spillage from the HGV which was involved in the collision.

One person was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

M62 crash in pictures

The van (left) was caught in the collision Credit: @WYP_RPU
West Yorkshire Police Credit: @WYP_RPU
Some vehicles involved in the collision collided with the central reservation Credit: @WYP_RPU
The rear axle of a HGV split from the rest of the trailer Credit: @WYP_RPU

First pictures of the M62 crash

Both carriageways on the M62 are currently closed because of the crash


M62 closed in both directions

the M62 is now closed in both directions following a major accident. It's closed between junctions 30 and 31 eastbound and junctions 32 and 31 westbound.

The incident is thought to have involved four vehicles including two heavy goods vehicles, a car and a transit van. One of the HGVs collided with the central reservation

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