M62 crash chaos costs two lives
May 20 2009 Huddersfield Daily Examiner
“In total six vehicles were involved in the incident including the Ford Iveco HGV, Ford Iveco Daily, Fiat Ducato, Mobile Crane, Fiat Scudo and a Subaru Imprezza.”
The crash caused chaos on roads around the M62 as diversions were put in place.
Brighouse town centre was overwhelmed with motorists using the A road to get into Bradford.
While traffic on the M621 was at a standstill due to the number of vehicles using the diversion with traffic moving at around 20mph.
A spokeswoman for the Highways Agency said: “The police were working at the scene throughout the day and it was quite late before we were given access to assess the damage and repairs which needed to be carried out before we could re-open the motorway.
“It is likely that more work will be needed today to make the motorway safe.”
Earlier this month the M62 between junction 24 for Huddersfield and junction 27 for Leeds has been named one of the most congested roads in Britain.
Money experts predict that the closure of the motorway can cost the economy £1million per minute which includes people being late for work and deliveries not arriving.
Crews worked on the road through the night and it was fully reopened in both directions just after 6.30am this morning.
Enquiries are ongoing and any witnesses are asked to contact the West Yorkshire Police Motorway Unit on 01924 292 915.