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Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Westbound at J20 A627(M) Rochdale, congestion to J21 A640 (Milnrow).
Traffic was stopped towards Manchester while the vehicles were recovered. The road reopened at 7.05pm.
There are currently delays of 40 minutes against free flowing traffic on the M62 Westbound heading towards Manchester.
The good news is that normal traffic conditions are expected between 7.15pm and 7.30pm.
With delays of up to 40 minutes or more Blades fans are getting worried about getting to Bury for the 7.45pm kick off this evening for the Bury/Sheffield Utd tie as an accident has occurred on the M62 Westbound.
We’re back. Looks like more M62 misery for commuters travelling towards Manchester this evening.
Queueing traffic due to rolling road block, recovery work and accident, three vehicles involved on M62 Westbound at J20 A627(M) Rochdale, congestion on M62 to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Well, that’s all from us today. Back tomorrow!
One lane closed and queueing traffic on M62 Westbound at J20 A627(M) Rochdale.
Lane one (of three) is closed heading towards Manchester.
Not helped by a separate accident on the M60 anticlockwise between J16 and J15 closing two lanes.
Customers at a popular Holmfirth pub have been treated to the first major renovation of their favourite local in almost 30 years.
Around £180,000 has been invested in the Postcard on Huddersfield Road, which reopened its doors to customers last week after a month-long project.
The renovation has been jointly funded by pub company Punch in partnership with publican, Kevin Sanders, who has run the Postcard for the last three years.
More on our roads... A629 Penistone Road outbound busy but moving at Waterloo Bridge and A62 Manchester Road busy but moving at A616 Chapel Hill.
A62 Queensgate busy but moving between A629 Wakefield Road (Shorehead Roundabout) and A616 Chapel Hill.
Huddersfield had its coldest night of the winter.
But the signs are that we will be getting milder weather between now and the weekend.
An Arctic blast sent temperatures down as low as minus 3.3 ° C on Monday night in parts of the town.
Food entrepreneurs, Valerie Kolat of Dapur Malysia and Laura Merriman of I Love Cheesecake, are to host a local supper evening in the Cr8te Barn at Stirley Community Farm, Newsome.
They will be serving authentic Malaysian starters and mains, followed by a selection of mini fruit desserts.
There will be craft beers available, along with local wine by Luddenden Valley Wines. Tickets are £15/person, if you’d like to book tickets follow the link below.
Traffic returned to normal and traffic returned to normal on A629 Halifax Road Westbound between Hungerford Road, Edgerton, and A643 Lindley Moor Road (Ainley Top Roundabout).
That’s all from me. My colleague Robert will be here shortly. See you next time.
Detectives have vowed to catch the killers of a businessman who died during a robbery at his home 12 years ago.
John Luper, 57, died at his home in Sandmoor Drive, Alwoodley, Leeds, on February 17, 2004.
He had been attacked by a group of four or five masked men as he walked his dog near his neighbour’s driveway at about 11.30pm on February 16 before being dragged back to his home.
His wife, daughter and the family’s au pair were tied up and left in an upstairs bedroom before the suspects left the property.
When they managed to free themselves, they found Mr Luper unconscious on the kitchen floor.
Police were called at 1.45am and despite attempts to resuscitate him he was pronounced dead at the scene. A post mortem examination showed he died as a result of asphyxiation.
Jewellery and cash totalling around £100,000 were taken during the robbery. Among the pieces of jewellery was a rare Cartier watch that was platinum with vertical rows of diamonds either side of the face.
Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police’s Homicide and Major Enquiry Team via 101.
Information can also be passed anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
Reports of a broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between Junction 25 (Brighouse) and Junction 24 (Ainley Top). All seems to be running ok, though. Fingers crossed.
We’re just hearing that the accident blackspot B6118 Bellstring Lane/Liley Lane is going to be closed between 9.30am and 7pm tomorrow.
The road has seen a spate of accidents this winter and various theories have been put forward.
We understand that Highgate Lane, Upper Heaton Road, Bog Green Lane and Colne Bridge Road are also going to be closed. Basically that’s the whole stretch between Grange Moor roundabout and Colne Bridge.
I’m trying to find out more but you can bank on traffic disruption up there for sure tomorrow.
A major search for two experienced climbers from West Yorkshire missing on Britain’s highest mountain has been suspended due to “treacherous” weather conditions.
Rachel Slater, 24, and Tim Newton, 27, from Bradford, were climbing on Ben Nevis, in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands, over the weekend.
The alarm was raised yesterday afternoon when the couple were reported to be overdue in returning from the expedition. It is believed they had been camping in a green tent behind the Charles Inglis Clark (CIC) memorial hut on the north side of the mountain.
The hunt for the pair - involving police, mountain rescue teams and search dogs - entered its second day today as fears for their safety grew.
But after five hours of searching, it was decided that conditions were too dangerous to continue for now. Lochaber Mountain Rescue Team (MRT) said 80mph to 90mph winds had been making the temperature feel like minus 20C.
A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Whilst police inquiries remain ongoing, search efforts have been suspended on Ben Nevis due to treacherous weather conditions.”
Hello everybody. Martin here. Let’s see what’s happening out there.
That’s all from me. Martin Shaw is up next.
A disgraced doctor has been banned from practising for nine months.
Dr Manohar Singh’s licence to practice was suspended for nine months after he was found guilty of several counts of misconduct by a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) tribunal.
The panel found that the former Birkby GP had asked a five-year-old male patient: “You are a girl aren’t you? Show me you are a boy” or “words to that effect”.
We reveal the slowest roads in Kirklees.
Did your commute make the top ten?
Were you stuck on the M62 because of this morning’s lorry fire?
So was I - and here’s some of the congestion my dashcam recorded.
Huddersfield Royal Infirmary bosses have accepted a share of the blame in a woman’s untimely death.
Mum of four, Jeanne Summers, 78, slipped and fell in a hospital toilet cubicle in 2013, badly breaking her ankle.
The frail pensioner from Dalton had not been supervised inside the cubicle and fell as she was only wearing socks on the slippy tiled floor.
Right, that’s all from me, Dave Himelfield will be up next
Here are our top three stories on the website this morning so far.
In first place is a piece about Happy Valley locations- do you know all the locations?
Next up is the alarming story that there are more cases of incest in West Yorkshire than England and parts of Wales, according to crime maps.
In third place are Dean Hoyle’s major new plans for Huddersfield Town squad and fans.
Uh-oh, not snow!?
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M62 LORRY FIRE
There are still “Severe delays and queueing traffic” following the j26 and 27 lorry fire that is affecting traffic eastbound back to j23 (Huddersfield). West bound traffic is also experiencing delays
We’re just had reports that the main route through Mirfield is gridlocked at the moment.