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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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