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The M62 between Brighouse and Ainley Top has been closed in both directions after a multi-vehicle accident.

Our traffic partners Inrix are reporting that traffic is building up westbound between J25 at Brighouse on the A644 and J24 at Ainley Top on the A629.

Meanwhile there's queueing traffic and one lane close on the eastbound carriageway between the same two points after a van broke down.

West Yorkshire Polcie are now saying both carriages are shut.

A reporter is on his way to the scene - stay with us for live updates.

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M62 back to normal

As the motorway is back to normal now, here’s what we know about what happened today.

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Allow extra time for your journey as there is still disruption on the M62 following a serious accident and later a broken down lorry. All lanes have been re-opened since mid-afternoon but traffic remains congested.

Traffic is still disrupted on the M62 westbound at junction 25.

Here’s the latest from the traffic cameras.

The broken down lorry has now been moved to the hard shoulder so all lanes to re-open west-bound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top)

We’ve just had a condition update from police on the biker who was injured in the crash. He has sustained serious leg injuries and is currently being treated at HRI.

All lanes re-opened at 2.20pm but a short time later a lorry broke down on the west-bound carriageway blocking one lane

Traffic is now queuing west bound in all lanes due to broken down lorry blocking one lane.

Here’s how it’s looking on the Highways cameras at junction 26 on the M62.

We’ve just heard that after a brief re-opening there’s now a broken down lorry blocking one of the three lanes on the Westbound carriageway causing stop-start traffic between junction 25 Brighouse and 24 Ainley Top.

We’ll check the latest from Highways now.

Both carriageways on the M62 on the affected stretch have now re-opened. Our reporter at the scene says the traffic is moving freely now.

WATCH: Air ambulance takes off from M62

Here’s some video of the air ambulance taking off. The air ambulance was not needed in the end and motorcyclist has been taken to HRI by road ambulance.

Motorcyclist 'has been taken to HRI'

Here’s what a police officer at the scene has told us...

“A man in his thirties was riding a Ducati motorcycle in the third lane of M62 at 12.50m when he collided with a black VW Passat. He’s been taken to HRI by road ambulance. His condition at the moment is unknown.”

Driver describes the scene as motorists wait for road to re-open

Motorist Anthony Pomfret says he was travelling westbound when he saw the air ambulance landing.

He said he could see a motorbike lying on the road, describing the scene as “very worrying”.

Eastbound is re-opened

Traffic has been released. Vehicles are still at standstill on the other carriage, though.

WATCH: Footage from the scene

More pictures from the scene

A whole convoy of emergency services are at the scene.

Air ambulance lands at accident scene on the M62 westbound
Air ambulance lands at accident scene on the M62 westbound
Accident scene on the M62 westbound
Accident scene on the M62 westbound

Pictured: Air ambulance lands on the carriage

Reporter Robert Sutcliffe is at the scene - you can just see the air ambulance on the far right by the trees.

This picture was taken near The Four Sons restaurant in Fixby - so traffic is at standstill up until about halfway between Brighouse and Ainley Top.

Both carriages shut as air ambulance lands at scene

Highways England have said Yorkshire Air Ambulance are landing at the scene.

A spokesperson said:

“The westbound carriage was closed at 12.58 following reports of a collision involving a motorcyclist.

“An air ambulance has just landed at the scene.”

West Yorkshire Police however have said both carriages are shut:

Accident on the motorway

We are gathering details about the accident that has just happened on the M62.