04 September 2020 14:33
There are long delays on the M62 this afternoon following a collision between two cars. The main eastbound carriageway is closed after traffic was stopped at around 1.35pm on Friday afternoon (September 4). Motorists are being advised to avoid the area. Traffic is queueing for four miles after the crash at junction 25 A644 Wakefield Road, in Brighouse, West Yorkshire. There is congestion up to junction 24 at Ainley Top. Traffic is also moving slowly on the westbound carrigeway.
Police on scene of 'serious' M62 collision The incident has occured eastbound near the M62 J25 Clifton Interchange. The incident is causing heavy congestion at the turnoff towards Brighouse. A post on Highways England's Twitter page, said: "Police are on scene with a serious traffic collision. "We are currently sending all traffic off at J25 and back on again at the entry slip. "If you are currently in the 'trapped' traffic between the slip roads please remain in your vehicle and await further instruction from traffic officers or emergency services.
"We are working hard to get you back on the move asap. M62 congestion Highways England have said there are currently delays of 50 minutes against expected traffic. The M62 eastbound carriageway near Brighouse has been shut after a crash involving two cars. Motorists are advised to expect long delays with traffic queueing for four miles. Emergency services are currently at the scene at J25. It is currently not known if anyone has been injured. West Yorkshire Police have been approached for further details. A spokesperson for Highways England said: "We are currently sending all traffic off at J25 and back on again at the entry slip. "Congestion is building. Please allow extra time for your journey." Traffic is also building up on the opposite side due to on-lookers slowing down. Are you nearby? Send any information to [email protected] Follow our dedicated live blog below for the latest updates and developments.