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Travel: Serious accident closes M606/M62

The M62 is closed at junction 26 Credit: Highways England

There are major problems on the motorways in West Yorkshire this morning after a serious accident.

The incident happened on the southbound M606 at around 3am.

The M606 is closed southbound between junction three and the M62.

The M62 is closed at junction 26, with traffic being diverted via the exit and entry slip roads.

Drivers are being advised to use alternative routes, with problems expected to continue through rush hour.


M62 closed near Huddersfield after multi-vehicle crash

Highways England posted this picture on Twitter Credit: @HighwaysYORKS

Two lanes of the M62 near Huddersfield have been shut after a crash involving several vehicles.

Traffic is queuing for several miles on the westbound carriageway following the incident between junctions 23 and 22.


Travel update: M62 Eastbound now re-opened but expect dealys

All lanes of the M62 Eastbound have now re-opened between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse) but there is very slow traffic, with congestion back to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and on surrounding routes, particularly into Ripponden, Huddersfield and Brighouse.

Traffic is also moving very slowly on the Westbound carriage between the same junctions, due to an earlier accident.

Traffic chaos on M62 in West Yorkshire with both carriageways affected by accidents

Traffic chaos following M62 accidents Credit: PA

A second accident on the M62 in West Yorkshire is causing traffic chaos this morning.

A multi-vehicle accident has led to the closure of two lanes Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top). This is affecting traffic btween Cleckheaton and Rochdale.

This is a separate incident to the closure on the opposing carriageway due to an oil spillage after an earlier accident. The whole of the Eastbound carriageway is closed between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse), with congestion back to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

It is likely to remain closed throughout the morning rush hour. Routes into Ripponden, Huddersfield and Brighouse are very congested.

M62 closed Eastbound at Ainley Top and Brighouse

Police say there is queueing traffic due to oil spillage and accident involving two lorries and a car between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J25 A644 (Brighouse). There is congestion on the M62 to J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

The road is likely to remain closed through morning rush hour. Two diversions are in place for vehicles below 4.8 metres to follow the hollow triangle, vehicles above 4.8 metres to follow solid circle symbol.

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