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Peace at last

All seems to have quietened down on the roads for now. Here’s hoping for an easier commute tomorrow!

Cooper Bridge

Traffic at Cooper Bridge has also now eased.

Calderdale Way

Regarding the earlier accident on Calderdale Way, all lanes have now also re-opened there with traffic back to normal.

M62 update

All lanes have now re-opened from the earlier crash at J24 on the M62 and traffic is slowly easing. There were lane closures an hour after the accident which involved the Ford and two vans.

Queues to and from Cooper Bridge

Reports of queueing traffic and very slow traffic on A644 Leeds Road in both directions between A62 Cooper Bridge Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout) and A62 Leeds Road (Three Nuns Junction), congestion on A644 to M62 J25

Lanes reopened after M62 crash

We’ve had an update on the M62 crash:

  • Police called were called at 5.27pm to a crash at junction 24 (Ainley Top)
  • There was a three-vehicle crash on the M62 westbound carriageway
  • One of the cars was a Ford C-Max - the driver, a man in his late 30s, was injured
  • Ambulances attended the scene
  • The cars have been moved over to the hard shoulder and just one lane remains closed.

Here’s the current picture according to Google Traffic:

Google Traffic map
Google Traffic map

'Long delays'

Scary thought

Emergency services on motorway

M62 crash - Delays of 40 minutes westbound

Three lanes closed westbound between junction 25 (Brighouse) and junction 23 (Ainley Top
Three lanes closed westbound between junction 25 (Brighouse) and junction 23 (Ainley Top

Here’s the latest from Highways England:

  • Lanes 1,2 and 3 are closed westboun between J25-J24.
  • Delays of 40 minutes
  • Expected to clear between 7.15pm-7.30pm

Accident on M62 - three lanes closed

Three lanes closed and stop-start traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top), congestion to J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar). Matrix sign set to 40 mph.
Lanes one, two and three (of four) closed. Affecting travel from Leeds towards Manchester. Traffic on this route was already slow due to an earlier accident near J18.

Here's what traffic is like around Ainley Top

Google Traffic map
Google Traffic map

Our photographer is at the scene - looks like a car has hit the barrier

Crash at Ainley Top (02-03-16)
Crash at Ainley Top (02-03-16)
Crash at Ainley Top (02-03-16)
Crash at Ainley Top (02-03-16)

Emergency crews at the scene

Emergency crews at the scene of the crash on Calderdale Way, Ainley Top
Emergency crews at the scene of the crash on Calderdale Way, Ainley Top

VIDEO: Accident at Ainley Top

Snow above Wessenden

Accident on A629

There’s been an accident on Calderdale Way — three vehicles involved near Ainley Top roundabout.

This is already a huge rush hour route so I imagine queues are inevitable...

View of Holme Moss Snow

M62 traffic latest

Queueing traffic on M62 Westbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J20 A627(M) Rochdale.
Residual delays from an earlier accident between J19-J18. Affecting traffic away from Huddersfield towards Rochdale.


Traffic congestion on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
The usual afternoon traffic build-up heading from Leeds towards Huddersfield.

M62 update (J19-J18 westbound)

Very slow traffic and long delays due to earlier 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. All lanes have been re-opened.
Lanes one and two (of three) were closed until around 14:35. Affecting traffic heading towards Manchester. Traffic is also slow eastbound past the scene.

Bad news if you're heading to Manchester

Reports of two lanes blocked and queueing traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island).
Lanes one and two (of three) are closed heading towards Manchester. Traffic is also slow eastbound past the scene.

It's never dull...

Roads improving, says Highways England

What is thunder snow? Watch it here

Snow... and lightening?!

Thundersnow was seen in different parts of Huddersfield this morning, including on the M62.

Our reporter Dave Himelfield took this dashcam video of a lightning flash during the blizzard - take a look!

Want to know more about thunder snow? Full story here

The sun has come out over Examiner HQ

...well, not quite.

But the sun has come out, and clear spells are predicted until later this evening, when the snow is expected to return for rush hour (how helpful!)

Read the rush-hour forecast here

All lanes now open on M62

All lanes open, broken down vehicle removed on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

Watch snow falling thick and fast at Scapegoat Hill this morning

VIDEO: Snow at Scapegoat Hill

Snowy scenes in Leeds...

Thunder snow excitement