Westbound given the all clear

All lanes open and traffic returned to normal, broken down vehicle removed on M62 Westbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).

Westbound still stuck

Slow traffic and one lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J25 A644 (Brighouse), congestion on M62 to J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Commuter woes

Traffic update - A629

Queueing traffic and traffic heavier than normal on A629 Huddersfield Road Eastbound between A6026 Wakefield Road / B6112 Stainland Road and A6025 Halifax Road.

Latest traffic map

Traffic map from Highways England
Traffic map from Highways England

Update from Highways England:

The hard shoulder of the M62 westbound between junctions J27 and J26 is closed due to obstruction caused by a broken down vehicle.

Traffic is expected to clear between 8.45am and 9am.


Still queues westbound J26-J27

Still heavy traffic at J27 westbound
Still heavy traffic at J27 westbound

Eastbound given the all-clear

Traffic update: All lanes open and traffic easing, accident cleared on M62 Eastbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

M62 Eastbound at Brighouse
M62 Eastbound at Brighouse

Firefighters called to false alarm

Here’s an update from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue:

Cleckheaton watch commander Colin Brown has told they have been called out to a false alarm. Three fire engine pumps were sent to M62 after it was reported that a van was on fire on the hard shoulder of the motorway near Chain Bar.

Turns out it was a man in a white transit van smoking a cigarette - someone saw the smoke and thought the van was on fire!

At least nobody's been hurt

Police have confirmed nobody was injured in the accident at Chain Bar that’s causing the eastbound delays.

Motorways can be dangerous when used by careless drivers - as this shocking dashcam footage shows.

We’ve put together a video showing some of the most-watched footage that got drivers talking on our sister website the Manchester Evening News throughout the past month.


Queues at J24 eastbound

The scene at J24 eastbound
The scene at J24 eastbound

...the queues start here - this is what it looks like one junction earlier:

Junction 23, M62 eastbound
Junction 23, M62 eastbound

Standstill traffic westbound

A snapshot of the M62 westbound at Brighouse

Here's the M62 westbound at Brighouse
Here's the M62 westbound at Brighouse

It's slow westbound too

Latest traffic update: Reports of slow traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar) and J25 A644 (Brighouse).


Highways England map

Just FYI, black means ‘not moving’

Highways England map of traffic jam between Huddersfield-Leeds
Highways England map of traffic jam between Huddersfield-Leeds

'M62 parking lot'

The picture at junction 27

Traffic at junction 27, Eastbound, M62
Traffic at junction 27, Eastbound, M62

Statement from police

An accident involving a truck and a Vauxhall car lead to congestion on the M62 this morning.
Police say no one was injured in the incident which occurred at 6.15am on the M62 Eastbound between J26 M606/A58 (Chain Bar) and J27 M621/A650/A62 (Gildersome).

Road works at Chain Bar roundabout M62 j26.
Chain Bar roundabout M62 j26 (stock image)

Rastrick and Cleckheaton fire crews were called to the scene as a precaution.
The accident resulted in queueing traffic and one lane closed and affected traffic heading from Huddersfield towards Leeds.

Accident at Chain Bar

There’s long queues on the M62 eastbound between Huddersfield and Leeds following an accident at Chain Bar (junction 26).

The M62 slip road at J26 has been partially blocked by a vehicle, according to traffic reports.

We’re speaking to police and the fire service - we’ll bring you updates as we get them.