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Traffic update

Traffic is busy but moving at the A62 Castlegate / Queensgate around the A616 Chapel Hill and on the A62 Leeds Road busy from A644 Huddersfield Road (Three Nuns Junction) to A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout).

A country lane between Kirkheaton and Upper Hopton remains partially closed this morning after three accidents in three days.Yesterday a Volvo smashed through a wall and ended up in a field in Bellstring Lane.Part of Cockley Hill Lane is closed though some cars appear to be still using it, according to local residents.Traffic in the area has been heavy this morning with long tailbacks in Bog Green Lane, which leads down to Bradley traffic lights.

Hello everyone. Gremlins in the system, so instead of Martin Shaw, it’s me.


Hi everyone, welcome to our Monday blog. Martin Shaw will be taking up the reins shortly as I’m going out to speak to union reps and First bus drivers, who have gone on strike for 24 hours today.

A First bus in Huddersfield

Welcome to Monday's live coverage

Good morning and welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news live blog for today.
Between now and 6pm we’ll bring you the latest news from our town as well as regular traffic and travel updates.
Our reporters will also take a look what’s happening with Huddersfield Town and the Giants.
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