A SERIES of incidents on the M62 caused big problems on Huddersfield’s roads.
Traffic built up on major routes around town after the police closed the motorway near Cleckheaton for almost an hour.
The eastbound closure came at 1.15pm after a car crashed into the central reservation on that carriageway at junction 26 at Chain Bar.
A woman was cut free from the car by firefighters from Cleckheaton and Odsal. She was taken to hospital with leg injuries, which were not thought to be life-threatening.
The incident caused a 16-mile tailback to junction 22 at Rishworth Moor.
The eastbound carriageway was completely closed until just after 2pm, when one lane was opened. There were also long queues in the opposite direction.
Drivers trying to escape the jam caused roads around north Huddersfield to grind to a halt.
Roads affected included the A629 at Ainley Top, the A6107 through Fixby and Bradley and the A644 through Cooper Bridge.
The A62 to Leeds was badly hit with delays of up to an hour and the A58 through Calderdale also snarled up as drivers tried to dodge the lengthy M62 queue.
All lanes were re-opened by about 3pm, but commuters were then hit by further delays later in the afternoon after one lane was blocked between junction 22 and 23 because of a breakdown.
The jams affected Huddersfield Town player Jack Hunt, who tweeted his frustration on the Twitter website. He said: “This traffic is ridiculous!!”