20 December 2019 20:51
Sign up to FREE daily email alerts from huddersfieldexaminer - daily Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email The M62 has been shut westbound after two crashes. Police, ambulances and fire crews have rushed to the scene of the two accidents close to junction 27 on the motorway at Birstall. All lanes westbound have been blocked and there is also congestion on the eastbound carriageway due to rubberneckers. It comes after an earlier crash caused major delays between Milnrow and Denshaw on the eastbound carriageway. One witness to the latest accidents said they saw five fire engines, three ambulances and two traffic police cars.
Other motorists reported seeing a major emergency crew response. Traffic operator Inrix said: "M62 Westbound blocked, stationary traffic due to two accidents from J27 M621 (Gildersome) to M62 J26 / M606 J1 / A638 (Chain Bar)." To stay updated on the delays and what has happened follow our blog.