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Police are on the scene after a crash on the M62 between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Traffic will be affected for the next two hours according to reports.

A fuel spill has also been reported by National Express on social media.

They said: "M62 Eastbound J21-J22 Milnrow, Two lanes closed due to an accident and fuel spillage, services are diverting to avoid delays."

Highways England said the crash, between an HGV and a car, was expected to clear between 12.30pm and 12.45pm today.

But it's since said the accident could take a lot longer to clear.

It's now saying it could be after 1pm before normal traffic conditions resume.

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Recap

A crash involving a lorry and a car caused severe delays for motorists on the M62 near Huddersfield today.

The accident happened on the eastbound carriageway between junction 21 (Milnrow) and junction 22 (Rishworth Moor) just after 9.30am.

Police said the lorry was blocking part of the carriageway, and two of the four lanes had to be closed for more than two hours while the accident scene was cleared.

The incident affected traffic heading from Manchester towards Leeds, and lengthy queues quickly built up.

No-one is thought to have been seriously hurt.

Cleared

Happily the accident has now been cleared and traffic is starting to return to normal.

Easing

Reports coming in that congestion is now starting to ease after the accident was cleared.

But it will take some time for traffic to return to normal.

Delays

Highways England is now saying it may be 2pm before all the lanes are reopened.


Traffic queues on tbe M62 eastbound after the crash
Traffic queues on tbe M62 eastbound after the crash (Image: Highways England)

Pictures

Here’s the latest traffic cam image of the congestion.




Video

Here’s a video of the scene of the accident.


Lengthy delays

It could take a lot longer for things to get back to normal following the crash.

Highways England is now saying it could be after 1pm before normal traffic conditions resume.


Traffic building on the M62
Traffic building on the M62



Traffic cam images

Traffic queues on the M62 after the crash near Milnrow
Traffic queues on the M62 after the crash near Milnrow (Image: Highways England)
Traffic queues on tbe M62 eastbound after the crash
Traffic queues on tbe M62 eastbound after the crash (Image: Highways England)

Here's where the accident happened

M62 crash
M62 crash (Image: Traffic England)

Here's the latest on the accident on the M62

It happened just before 10am.