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M62

More M62 misery. There’s been three lanes closed with stop start traffic on the westbound carriage at J24 tailing back to Chain Bar (for the M606).

Motorway Camera images show tailbacks on the carriage.

Tailbacks on the M62
Tailbacks on the M62

Ainley Top

Images coming on of the RTA up at Ainley Top.

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Image of the three-vehicle RTA on the Calderdale Way southbound carriage
Image of the three-vehicle RTA on the Calderdale Way southbound carriage (Image: Huddersfield Daily Examiner)

Traffic

Emergency services are at the scene on the southbound carriage at Calderdale Way. There is slow traffic approaching Ainley Top as one of the two lanes has been closed.

There is also a broken down lorry at J24 of the M62 eastbound at Ainley Top in the hard shoulder. Traffic is reportedly coping well.

Traffic

We now have some video coming on of the accident, which took place in the tunnel at the top of Calderdale Way heading towards Huddersfield.

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Good afternoon. Traffic news this afternoon. Reports of a three vehicle accident on Calderdale Way near Ainley Top. Police say they were called to the incident at 16.20 with reports of three vehicles involved in an incident. The cars involved were a white Volkswagen Tiguan, a grey Polo and a red Audi A5. No information on any of the drivers or whether there have been any injuries yet. Fire services are on their way to the scene.

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M62

Traffic congestion on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Queueing traffic on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale.

Jamal Buckle has been found guilty of murder of Sean Annandale in a street confrontation.

Bradford Crown Court
Bradford Crown Court

It took a jury at Bradford Crown Court three hours to return their verdict regarding what happened during a confrontation between the teen and 22-year-old Annandale last August in Golcar.

He will be sentenced tomorrow.

M62

Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)
Traffic on the M62 near Huddersfield (stock image)

Severe delays, two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident, two lorries involved on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island), congestion on M62 to J21 A640 (Milnrow). In the roadworks area.

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News

A man was attacked for smoking an e-cigarette prior to a Meatloaf tribute concert in Holmfirth.

The assault happened between 10.45pm and 11pm on Friday, 12 February, at The Picturedrome in Victoria Street but police have just released details.

The 24-year-old victim was smoking an e-cigarette prior to the assault and police say another man has apparently taken exception to that.

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Video

Your eyes weren’t deceiving you this morning - that really was a flash of lightning during a heavy snowstorm around 10am!

It’s called thundersnow, and as you may have guessed, is snowfall accompanied by thunder and lightning.

I saw a flash of lightening on his drive along the M62 this morning — see for yourself in our video.

News

Some of the most striking new developments in Huddersfield have won awards.

Several buildings scooped trophies at the Huddersfield Civic Society Design Awards 2015 held at Huddersfield Town Hall ... including a boulder!

Examiner readers chose the new Huddersfield Leisure Centre as their favourite new building.

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Terror for Huddersfield entrepreneur Angie Aspinall who lost her hearing within a few hours.

Angie, 47, had progressively lost the use of her right ear but was able to function with a hearing aid in her left.

But one day, Angie woke up with an unusual sensation.

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News

Colne Valley MP Jason McCartney with Helen Robinson of Holmfirth-based fair trade organisation Fairnfunky. Also pictured fair trade farmers Julio (left) and Patrick (right), with Halifax MP Holly Lynch (centre).

They took part in the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fair Trade meeting at Westminster.

Pupils from Honley High School also attended.


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Travel:

Severe delays cleared and traffic easing on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).

Weather:

Huddersfield was hit by thunder snow this morning.A heavy snow shower came accompanied by cracks of thunder and lightning
shortly after 9.30am.


Weatherman Paul Stevens said: “It’s quite rare in these parts although we have had it once or twice in recent years in the Pennines, and there are regular instances out in the North Sea.

Picturesque, snowy scene captured by James McElhoney at Scapegoat Hill this morning
Picturesque, snowy scene captured by James McElhoney at Scapegoat Hill this morning (Image: James McElhoney)

“It’s exactly like a normal thunderstorm with a heavy cumulonimbus cloud gathering with rain.


“But because it originated over Greenland and Iceland, the air inside was very cold, starting at minus 25 degrees, and it falls as hail or snow.”


Mr Stevens said some high-lying areas of town had got 2 or 3 cm of snow this morning but the town centre saw only sleet and rain.


He said more snow was likely overnight Thursday into Friday but again was more likely to hit hilly areas above 250m.--

Travel:

Very slow traffic and hazardous driving conditions due to snow on A644 Brighouse And Denholme Gate Road between A6036 Halifax Road (Shelf) and A647 Sand Beds (Queensbury).

Travel:

Traffic easing on A629 Calderdale Way Westbound between A6025 Halifax Road and A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road.

Travel:

Travel:

One lane closed and heavy traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640/A643 (Huddersfield).


Lane one (of three) closed to assist a tyre change on the hard shoulder. Affecting traffic towards Leeds.

Travel:

Local News:

Repair works to make Calderdale Industrial Museum safe and watertight will be considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday, 7 March.


The current estimated cost of the repairs is £320,000.

Weather:

Examiner weatherman Paul Stevens tells me: “Wednesday night sweeps much colder south and heavy showers that will follow later in the night will readily turn to sleet and snow to quite low levels.

Snow on New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield.
Snow on New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield.

“The Met Office have issued warnings for later tonight for as much as 10-15cm of snow above 250m and 1-5cm of snow to town centres for the morning time and through Wednesday. Colder through Wednesday and more settled through Thursday.


“The next headache as we’ve discussed on here since last week is Thursday night and Friday and it starts to get really interesting for the Pennines and Kirklees & Calderdale as low pressure pushes down from the NW.


“The track is likely to be across the Irish Sea pushing cloud and rain eastwards as this runs into colder air over Calderdale & Kirklees and colder air pushing in behind the rain will readily turn to snow over higher ground again.


“The exact track will determine how much any one place we will get but current indications are that we are in the firing line. The latest solutions are offering 10-15mm of rain that would equate to 20-25cm of snow.


“Mothers Day weekend is looking cold and wintry with sunny spells and sleet & snow showers.”

Weather:

Gritting crews were out again in Huddersfield today as Storm Jake brought snow sweeping into town.


Roads in outlying areas were covered in a thin blanket of snow but there were no reports of any roads being closed.


Motorists did complain about conditions on the moorland roads such as the A635 but all were passable.