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M62

One lane closed due to accident on M62 Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

Lane one (of four) is closed.

NEWS

Don’t forget to vote in the local elections this Thursday.

Here’s our handy guide on how to place your vote in the area.

Remember-no vote, no voice

M62

Reports of debris on road on M62 Westbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

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The top read story on our website at the moment is the terrifying attack in Kirkburton where a family were forced off the road.


Their people carrier with six children inside it, including an eight-month-old baby boy, was forced off a road last night.



Penistone Road, Kirkburton - scene of terrifying attack on family in a car
Penistone Road, Kirkburton - scene of terrifying attack on family in a car


The Mazda was being driven along Penistone Road when the incident happened.


The vehicle crashed and several of the youngsters were injured and taken to hospital.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/father-people-carrier-6-children-11276009


Looks like we’ll be in the mood for ice creams by the end of the week.


According to Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens temperatures are set to soar - days after the town was covered in snow.


Weatherman Paul Stevens of Salendine Nook
Weatherman Paul Stevens of Salendine Nook



He has forecast temperatures possibly hitting the 70°F by next weekend.


That’s higher than Med hotspots like Benidorm and Magaluf.


http://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/huddersfield-set-warm-spell-after-11274861



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Local news

What can we say, it gets you from A to B...

Crime

This is horrific, did you see anything last night that could help the police?

Several children are in hospital after a brick was thrown at a people carrier on Penistone Road last night, before being shunted onto the kerb by a black BMW where it hit a lamppost.

Six children were in the car, including an eight-month-old baby.

Read the full story here.

Penistone Road, Kirkburton - scene of terrifying attack on family in a car
Penistone Road, Kirkburton - scene of terrifying attack on family in a car

Local news

This year’s contributions to the Meltham Scarecrow Festival were “out-standing in their field”.

Check out the characters that dotted the streets for yesterday’s event.

Read the full story here.

Meltham Scarecrow festival. Millie Skirrow, Matt Farnell and Summer Farnell with the Darth Vader scarecrow.
Meltham Scarecrow festival. Millie Skirrow, Matt Farnell and Summer Farnell with the Darth Vader scarecrow.

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Some warm weather finally?

We’ll be reaching for the suncream in Huddersfield by the end of the week.

That’s the prediction from Huddersfield weatherman Paul Stevens, just days after much of the town was blanketed by snow.

He has forecast temperatures possibly hitting the magical 25-degrees by next weekend.

More here...

Travel

Normal service resumed on First Transpennine Express between Huddersfield and Dewsbury following earlier urgent repair work needed on the track.

News

A Wakefield hospital is to expand its emergency care unit to cope with the fallout from thepotential closure of services at two local hospitals.

Bosses at Pinderfields Hospital says there will be expanding the hospital’s emergency care centre to cope with the extra influx of patients when the A&E department at Dewsbury District Hospital (DDH) closes.

But according to information obtained by Freedom of Information, Pinderfields recorded 2,207 ambulance handover breaches between January 1, 2015, and February 25, 2016.

More here...

Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield
Pinderfields Hospital in Wakefield

We've started an M62 accident blog

We’re running a blog covering the lorry jack-knife accident on the M62 this morning.

You can follow it here.

Rubber-necking drivers slow traffic going in opposite direction

Very slow traffic due to people slowing to look at accident on M62 Westbound at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
A lorry is across the eastbound side.

Accident won't be cleared until12.45pm

A large HGV has jack knifed on the M62 blocking all lanes.

And Highways England have said traffic is not expected to clear until 12.45pm this afternoon.

Drivers are facing long delays after the food delivery lorry became trapped just before junction 22, Rishworth Moor, Eastbound, at 9.45am this morning.

Highways England and police are currently at the scene attempting to move the vehicle.

Images show the vehicle trapped against the central reservation, blocking other drivers from passing.

Motorists are being advised to avoid the area if possible and pick a different route.

Traffic is backing up to junction 20 of the motorway.

Just hard shoulder open following lorry jack-knife

Video of jack-knifed lorry

Queue on M62 caused by jack-knifed HGV.


M62 lorry accident

Traffic map of M62 at the moment. The dark red is where it isn’t moving or is moving very slowly.
Looks like vehicles are coming off the motorway at junction 21 (Milnrow) as there are long tailbacks leading to that junction on the eastbound carriageway.


Traffic queuing due to jack-knifed lorry on M62 on hill up to Rishworth Moor
Traffic queuing due to jack-knifed lorry on M62 on hill up to Rishworth Moor (Image: Google)

M62 jack-knifed lorry

Another photo of the stricken lorry.

Jack-knifed lorry on M62 on hill up to Rishworth Moor
Jack-knifed lorry on M62 on hill up to Rishworth Moor

Photo of jack-knifed lorry blocking eastbound M62


Jack-knifed lorry on M62 on hill up to Rishworth Moor
Jack-knifed lorry on M62 on hill up to Rishworth Moor

M62 eastbound is now closed

M62 jack-knifed lorry

M62 accident blocking carriageway

Reports of one lane blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on M62 Eastbound at J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor), congestion to J21 A640 (Milnrow).
Lane one (of three) is reported to be blocked, affecting traffic heading from Manchester towards Huddersfield.

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