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M62 slow - in both directions

M62 slow both ways following earlier problems.

M62 still congested

Still heavy going for drivers stuck in congestion on the M62

Congestion on westbound M62

The M62 is also slow WESTBOUND, as well as eastbound.

Here’s what travel experts Inrix are saying:

* Very slow traffic and traffic heavier than normal on M62 Westbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top), congestion to J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).

Congestion is still bad

Traffic still bad for those heading over the Pennines from Manchester

Second New Hey Road crash

A second crash on New Hey Road, earlier today

Delays on M62 clearing

Delays are starting to clear on the M62 eastbound:

Crash on New Hey Road

Audi and Toyota involved in M62 crash

West Yorkshire Police say an Audi TT and a Toyota Avensis estate were involved in a collision on the M62 eastbound.

The crash happened near to the ‘house in the middle of the motorway’ at 1.35pm.

One of the cars hit the central reservation and both collided with each other.

Ambulance and Highways officers were called to the scene.

It is believed that no-one has been injured.

Long delays are being reported. Two lanes were shut.

Motorway cameras showing congestion after crash on M62

Congestion is building on the M62 eastbound near Huddersfield:

Long delays on M62

Warning of long delays on the M62 eastbound.....

Four-vehicle crash on the M62

A crash involving four vehicles has led to the closure of two lanes on the M62 eastbound between Rishworth Moor and Huddersfield.

The traffic is said to be very slow.

Lanes two and three (of three) are closed.

Wagner faces media ahead of United clash

Follow live updates from today’s press conference ahead of the FA Cup match against Manchester United tomorrow here.

Huddersfield Town boss David Wagner during the Premier League clash against AFC Bournemouth.

National news

A round up of today’s main headlines:

FLORIDA SCHOOL SHOOTING SUSPECT NIKOLAS CRUZ ‘MEMBER OF WHITE NATIONALIST GROUP’
An orphaned 19-year-old who participated in paramilitary drills with a white nationalist group has been charged with murder over the deaths of 17 people who were shot at a Florida high school. Nikolas Cruz legally purchased the AR-15 rifle used in the assault at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, law enforcement officials said. A Florida judge ordered that the suspect be held without bail on 17 counts of murder. Cruz was wearing an orange jumpsuit with his hands cuffed at his waist during the Thursday afternoon hearing. His lawyer did not contest the order and had her arm around Cruz during the brief court appearance.

GARY SPEED TOLD POLICE BENNELL DID NOT ‘BEHAVE INAPPROPRIATELY’ TOWARDS HIM
Former Wales manager Gary Speed was interviewed twice during police investigations into Barry Bennell but said the coach never behaved inappropriately towards him, his family has said in a statement. Speed, who hanged himself in 2011 at the age of 42, was mentioned during the 64-year-old’s trial at Liverpool Crown Court as one of four players who had taken their own lives after being coached by the convicted child sex abuser.

‘COLLAPSE IN HOME-OWNERSHIP AMONG YOUNG ADULTS SINCE MID-1990S’
Home-ownership levels among young adults on middle incomes in particular have “collapsed” over the past 20 years - with those in this bracket now having a one in four chance of being on the property ladder compared with two in three in the mid-1990s, a report has found. The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) said that, in 1995/96, two in three (65%) of 25 to 34-year-olds on incomes falling into the middle 20% bracket for their age group were home-owners. But by 2015/16, just one in four (27%) of this group owned their own home.

Candlelight vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla.
Candlelight vigil for the victims of the Wednesday shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla. (Image: AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Broken vehicle on the M62

One laneis closed due to a broken down vehicle on the M62 Westbound between J30 Rothwell) and J29 M1 Lofthouse. Traffic is coping well.
Lane one (of four) is closed.

M62 back to normal

Traffic has returned to normal following an earlier two-vehicle accident on the M62 Westbound between J23 Huddersfield and J22 Rishworth Moor.

WATCH: Airport lets the dogs loose

Manchester Airport let the dogs out as it surprised passengers arriving from Beijing as they waited for their baggage as part of its Chinese New Year celebrations.

Passengers travelling on the direct flight from Beijing got a treat when their baggage came around on the carousel – accompanied by a cuddly toy dog. More than 250 stuffed toys were given out to passengers to mark The Year of the Dog.

Man arrested after stabbing at abbatoir

Police have arrested a man after a knife attack at a halal meat slaughterhouse.

The attack, which left one man wounded in the shoulder, happened at Yorkshire Halal on Wakefield Road in Ossett yesterday morning. Luckily, the victim has not been seriously injured.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Police said: “A man has been arrested following an incident at Yorkshire Halal on Wakefield Road in Ossett.

“Police called to reports of a man being injured with a knife at Yorkshire Halal on Wakefield Road, Ossett around 11:36 today (15 February). A man in his 20s was taken to Leeds General Infirmary by air ambulance for treatment to injuries.

“He remains in hospital for treatment to shoulder injuries, which are not believed to be serious. Following enquiries a 30-year-old man was arrested in connection with the assault and is now in police custody.

“The scene at the premises has now been closed and enquiries remain ongoing by Wakefield CID.”

Police, stock, crime scene

Morrisons in product recall

Supermarket chain Morrisons is recalling its Italian Penne Bolognese Bake ready meal because it contains celery which is not mentioned on the label.

The 400g packs, priced at £2.23, did not include celery in the lists of ingredients which could pose a health risk for anyone with an allergy or intolerance to celery.

File photo dated 30/09/16 of a Morrisons store, as the supermarket said it enjoyed an "especially strong" festive season as it posted a 2.1% hike in sales after keeping a lid on price rises for cash-strapped shoppers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday January 9, 2018. The Bradford-based chain said the like-for-like retail sales performance in the 10 weeks to January 7 came as it resisted hiking prices despite surging costs, with the price of a basket of key Christmas items the same as last year. See PA story CITY Morrisons. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The chilled packs made by Bradford-based Morrisons, which has stores in Huddersfield and Meltham, all have best before dates from the February 18 to 23. No other Morrisons products are known to be affected.

All lanes clear following M62 crash

There is slow traffic due to an earlier accident involving two cars on the M62 Westbound between J23 Huddersfield) and J22 Rishworth Moor. All lanes have been re-opened. Lane three ( of three) was closed as one of the cars was at the central reservation. The traffic was held for a short while to allow the vehicle to be moved to the hard shoulder.

M62 two-car crash

One lane is closed due to an accident involving two cars on M62 Westbound between J23 Huddersfield and J22 (Rishworth Moor. Traffic is coping well.
Lane three (of three) is closed. One of the cars is on the hard shoulder but the other is pulled up on the central reservation but is projecting a little into lane three

M621 improvement scheme moves to next phase

The scheme to improve safety along a major commuter route in West Yorkshire will move to the next phase from Monday (19 February).

The project – which began in November – has seen drainage work carried out between junctions 7 and 3 of the M621, and a steel safety barrier installed at the side of the motorway.

The M621 near Leeds
The M621 near Leeds

The next stage will be to install a concrete barrier in the central reservation area and carry out further work to prevent flooding.

From Monday drivers will see narrow lanes installed and the speed limit reduced from 50mph to 30mph in the anticlockwise direction (junction 43 to Leeds City Centre).

From Monday 26 February the same restrictions will be in place in the clockwise direction (Leeds City Centre to the M1 junction 43).

Major lease of life for disused workshop in Slaithwaite

A housebuilder has transformed the site of a former textile engineering works to provide homes with the accent on access.

SB Homes is constructing its Empire Works scheme on the brownfield site between Howgate Road and the Huddersfield Narrow Canal in Slaithwaite. Read more here.

Old Bank Works apartments in Slaithwaite which have been fitted with an external lift shaft for disabled access as will the other two apartment buildings under construction beside the canal in Slaithwaite.
Old Bank Works apartments in Slaithwaite which have been fitted with an external lift shaft for disabled access as will the other two apartment buildings under construction beside the canal in Slaithwaite.

Royal visit today

Prince Charles and Camilla will be in Calderdale today.

The royals are visiting Halifax’s Piece Hall later this morning, before meeting volunteers at the Square Chapel Arts Centre and being shown Dean Clough Mills. We have a reporter heading down and we will be running separate live updates on the occasion.

Find out more here.

Prince Charles Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall
Prince Charles Prince of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall

Huddersfield weather

It’s looking fairly bright and dry for today, and not quite as cold either.

Tops of 7 degrees and some cloud later.

The weekend looks to be fairly mild, too. Mainly cloudy but no forecast for any snow or rain.

Greenhead Park - by Manpreet Singh
Greenhead Park - by Manpreet Singh

Update on the motorway

All lanes back open on the M62.

M62 down to two lanes

One lane closed on the M62 westbound due to a lorry having a tyre changed between junctions 23 and 22.

Traffic is reportedly coping well.

Junction 24 of the M62 from Outlane bridge
Junction 24 of the M62 from Outlane bridge (Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

Today's Examiner

Here is our front page this morning, with our lead story the announcement that Holmfirth and Heckmondwike markets are set to close.

We also have the full story about the 6% rise in council tax that was confirmed on Wednesday evening.

Examiner front page 16/02/18

Appeal to trace man's relatives

Coroners are trying to trace relatives of a Calderdale man who died at HRI.

Raymond Lloyd, 76, died on Monday of natural causes. He lived in Halifax. Anyone with any information about his relatives is asked to contact Coroner’s officer Cate Booth on 01274 373721.

West Yorkshire Coroner's Office
West Yorkshire Coroner's Office

Traffic update

Heavy congestion on the Woodhead Pass this morning in the Langsett area due to a broken down lorry. This is affecting traffic heading between Holmfirth and Sheffield.

The break down is blocking the eastbound carriage, so all traffic is having to use the other side of the road.

Bridge over Woodhead reservoir. Woodhead Pass closes to high sided vehicles.
Woodhead Pass

Good morning, Huddersfield

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

There has been a crash on the M62 at around 4pm Westbound between junction 24 Ainley Top and Junction 23 Outlane.

Stay with us throughout the day to be the first to know everything that’s happening across Huddersfield and the rest of West Yorkshire.

We’ll also be bringing you updates on crime, health, sport, politics, education and more live from the Examiner team.

And remember to check back before you travel as during peak times we’ll provide you with all of the latest traffic updates on the M62 and roads around the region.

You can also download our app to get news on the go and push notifications for the latest breaking stories here .

If there’s something you’ve noticed and want us to check out then please feel free to get in touch - you can call us on 01484 437712, email editorial@examiner.co.uk or tweet @Examiner. You can also find us on social media here .