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TRAVEL UPDATE: Motorists warned of severe delays on M62

Motorists are being warned to expect eight mile tailbacks on the westbound M62 in West Yorkshire due to an earlier lorry fire.

Editorial image Credit: ITV Yorkshire

It happened between junction 23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and junction 22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) earlier today Tuesday June 19.

There is congestion to junction 26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).

The lorry has now been recovered from the hard shoulder and all lanes have re-opened.

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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.

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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.

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