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Four cars have crashed this morning on the M62.

The accident happened at about 11am, on the westbound carriageway between J23 A640 / A643 at Huddersfield and J22 A672 at Rishworth Moor.

Lanes two and three are closed with emergency services at the scene.

Delays of about 1 hour 40 minutes are being reported, with stop-start traffic.

Meanwhile traffic is building up on the eastbound carriageway as motorists slow to look at the accident.

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Full story

Here’s the full story on what happened today. Thanks for joining us on the blog.

Bad delays reported

1h 10m delays

Delays of one hour and 10 minutes are still being reported.

Update from police - and all lanes have been reopened

Police have said two cars were involved in the collision.

Traffic moving - slowly

Delays have reduced slightly to around 1 hour and 20 minutes, but the congestion is now going back to junction 25 for Brighouse.

Lane three remains closed due to one car still being half on the grass verge.

Lane two re-opened at 12:40pm after the traffic was held for around 20 minutes to move three of the vehicles onto the hard shoulder.

Eyewitness says two vans and two cars were involved

Here’s the view from the opposite carriage.

Lane two now open

Lane three remains closed as a car cannot be moved.

Pics from the scene

Multi-vehicle crash on M62. 12:33 on September 1, 2017.
Multi-vehicle crash on M62. 12:33 on September 1, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)
Multi-vehicle crash on M62. 12:30pm on September 1, 2017.
Multi-vehicle crash on M62. 12:30pm on September 1, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)
Multi-vehicle crash on M62. 12:30pm on September 1, 2017.
Multi-vehicle crash on M62. 12:30pm on September 1, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)

Vehicles being removed from M62

Traffic is stationary due to Highways removing some of the vehicles on to the hard shoulder.

Drivers on the eastbound side of the motorway are slowing to look at the accident.

Delays increase on M62

There are now delays of around 1 hour and 40 minutes. Traffic is stop-start with queues are all the way back to junction 24 for Ainley Top.

Multi-vehicle crash on M62

A crash on the westbound M62 has led to queues of about four miles and delays of 50 minutes.

Multi-vehicle crash on M62. September 1, 2017.
Multi-vehicle crash on M62. September 1, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)

Two lanes are closed between junctions 23 for Huddersfield and 22 for Rishworth Moor.

Emergency services are at the scene where four vehicles collided.

Multi-vehicle crash on M62. September 1, 2017.
Multi-vehicle crash on M62. September 1, 2017. (Image: Motorway Cameras)