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A severe crash on the M62 has shut the entire westbound carriage after a car pulling a caravan overturned just before junction 22.

The vehicles were scattered across lanes one and two and the two lanes were intially shut as highways officers came to the scene.

A spokesperson for Highways England has said all three lanes are now shut.

Queues are as far aback as seven miles near Outlane - although will get much longer.

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Queues cleared

It looks like the queues have now cleared

Man pictured walking along hard shoulder

Christopher Binns has tweeted this image - looks like the two hour delays are getting too much for some.

Just a word of warning though - don’t walk on the hard shoulder. Police will stop you for a word.

Man walks along hard shoulder during M62 congestion
Man walks along hard shoulder during M62 congestion

Lorry driver reported after colliding with caravan

The lorry driver has been reported for driving without due care, police have said.

Delays reduced to 90 minutes

Recovery work is now complete - highways officers say travel time is now one hour and a half.

Queues are now 15 MILES

Queues are as far back as Hartshead Moor services - that’s 15 miles!

All lanes now open

All lanes are now running, Highways England say.

Delays will take some time to ease.

Motorists reversing to avoid the queues

Police say they have been dealing with drivers for reversing on the motorway - presumably in a bid to avoid the heavy congestion, which you can just see at the top of this picture.

Three people have been spoken to by traffic officers.

Caravan is "falling apart"

Highways England say the caravan is “falling apart” as they work to recover it.

Delays of 1 hour 45 minutes

We’re being told the travel time in the area of congestion is one hour and 45 minutes.

Make sure to cancel your afternoon plans if you’re using the M62 westbound.

"Queues for miles"

Alright for some!

Delays to continue for "two hours"

Here’s the scene approaching Scammonden Bridge.

Still looking very slow and police say the congestion is likely to continue “for a couple of hours”.

No-one has been injured

No-one has been injured, we’ve been informed.

A police spokesperson confirmed there are no reports of any injuries and that neither fire nor an ambulance were needed.

Ambulance, emergency, stock, NHS
Ambulance, emergency, stock, NHS

Pictures show extent of the queues

Lisa Charlesworth sent us these pictures of the queues taken from Scammonden Bridge - although one lane has been re-opened it’ll probably be a while before things ease.

Queues on the M62 after caravan overturns
Queues on the M62 after caravan overturns (Image: Lisa Charlesworth)
Queues on the M62 after caravan overturns
Queues on the M62 after caravan overturns (Image: Lisa Charlesworth)

Car collided with lorry

Police have confirmed that the car pulling the caravan collided with a lorry.

A spokesperson said:

“We were called at 10.36am to reports of a RTC between a lorry and a caravan. The caravan has overturned and was in two lanes.”

West Yorkshire Police
West Yorkshire Police (Image: unknown)

Update from police - lane one has now re-opened

Pictures show scene of the crash

Police have tweeted these pictures of the collision - this looks really nasty.

Car and caravan split apart in accident and ended up in separate lanes

Here is what we’ve been told by Highways England:

“We were called at 10.37am to reports of a collision just before the exit sliproad at junction 22 of the M62 westbound.

“A car pulling a caravan has overturned in lane one. They’ve become detached, with one ending up in lane one while the other came to rest in lane three.

“We’re trying to move the bits over to the hard shoulder so we can open the lanes to recover the scene. There is also a fuel spillage which needs cleaning up.”

Motorway closed at junction 22

Welcome to our live blog - the westbound carriage on the M62 is now shut just before the exit sliproad at junction 22.

Stay with us for updates.

The M62 between Huddersfield and Manchester
The M62 between Huddersfield and Manchester