A LORRY driver was hurt in an accident which brought 10 hours of chaos to the M62 high above Huddersfield.
Police had to deal with massive delays after a heavy lift crane overturned on the M62 near Windy Hill at 2.35pm yesterday.
Traffic jams stretched back at one point more than 12 miles. Some motorists were stuck on the M62 for four hours.
And this morning, there were more problems for drivers heading east along the M62.
Traffic stretched back several miles to Huddersfield from the Chain Bar interchange after a crash near Junction 26.
Two cars and a lorry collided at 8.40am, blocking two lanes of the eastbound carriageway.
Yesterday's accident saw a crane overturn between junctions 22 and 21 on the M62 westbound.
The motorway had to be closed at Junction 22 westbound and traffic was re-directed down the A674 towards Oldham as a temporary measure.
All four lanes of the M62 eastbound between junctions 21 and 22 were closed for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance to land and deal with the injured driver. He was taken to a Manchester hospital.
The westbound lanes remained closed until the early hours of this morning.
Rescue teams had to recover the damaged crane and highways engineers were then called out to repair the crash barrier and road surface.