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Traffic looking normal

There aren’t currently any big traffic issues on the roads now that the M62 incidents have cleared up. Happy commuting!

M62 to Manchester

Stationary traffic and delays on M62 Westbound between J19 A6046 (Heywood) and J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island), congestion to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor). In the roadworks area.

M62 accident at Tingley: Traffic easing

Traffic easing, earlier accident on M62 Eastbound between J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley) and J29 M1 (Lofthouse).

5.20pm in Huddersfield town centre

Traffic in Huddersfield at 5.20pm on Friday
Traffic in Huddersfield at 5.20pm on Friday

Here’s the traffic picture for Huddersfield town centre. Looks chock a block!

Kirklees and Calderdale gritting plans

M62 at Tingley: all lanes reopened

Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Eastbound between J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley) and J29 M1 (Lofthouse), congestion on M62 to J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome). All lanes have been re-opened.

M62 to Manchester - congestion

Here’s what’s happening on the M62 towards Manchester if you’re heading that way

West Yorkshire traffic picture at 5pm

Here’s how the traffic around West Yorkshire is looking at the moment.

The traffic picture around West Yorkshire at 5pm
The traffic picture around West Yorkshire at 5pm (Image: Google)

Pretty clear around Huddersfield but Leeds looks busy - and the accident between J27 and J28 is ongoing.

Here's how traffic is looking westbound on the M62 at J606

Traffic building westbound at J26 of the M62
Traffic building westbound at J26 of the M62 (Image:

M606 southbound at Chain Bar

Traffic is busy but moving at J26 of the M62 at Chain Bar

(Image: Huddersfield Examiner)

M62 accident: Police attending

M62 accident in Greater Manchester affecting traffic heading to Huddersfield

Queueing traffic and long delays due to earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J18 M60 / M66 (Simister Island) and J19 A6046 (Heywood), congestion on M60 to J8 A6144 (Carrington). In the roadworks area. All lanes have been re-opened. Travel time is around 40 minutes.

Traffic update: Accident on M62 closes one lane

One lane closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M62 Eastbound between J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley) and J29 M1 (Lofthouse).

Bulgarian plates, no tax or insurance


Man in court over dangerous driving charge

A man has denied driving dangerously at a police officer in Heckmondwike.

Full story on our website later.

Congestion is easing after M62 chaos

Delays on the M62 are now down to just 15 minutes - as opposed to 90 minutes to two hours!

Hopefully things should be back to normal soon.

Man admits murder of Jessica King

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering a young mother in Calderdale.

Jessica King, a mum of two, was killed at her home in Oxford Lane in Siddal, Halifax, in August. Jordan Thackray, 27, of Leeds, has today admitted murder at Bradford Crown Court. He had previously denied killing the 23-year-old and was due to stand trial in May next year.

Jessica King, a mother of two young girls, who was found dead in Halifax at the weekend
Jessica King, a mother of two young girls, who was found dead in Halifax (Image: Facebook)

Today Thackray was brought into the dock and his barrister Paul Greaney QC explained that in late November his client had prepared a note in which he provided a full explanation of the events that resulted in Miss King’s death.

He said: “I can tell your honour that in the note he takes full responsibility for the death of Jessica. He expresses remorse and moreover in it he expresses a strong desire to plead guilty to murder.”

All lanes now open on the M62


National news

Here’s a round up of the main headlines this lunchtime...

European leaders have given the go-ahead for Brexit talks to move on to their second phase, dealing with the transition to a new relationship after the UK’s withdrawal. The momentous decision was announced by European Council president Donald Tusk after discussions lasting less than half an hour in Brussels.

The Crown Prosecution Service will not bring charges against two further suspects referred by the IPCC following an investigation into the Hillsborough disaster, it has announced. The police watchdog had submitted files relating to a South Yorkshire Police mounted officer and a farrier contracted to work for the force, following allegations about falsified evidence relating to a police horse being injured outside the stadium. Six men, including match commander David Duckenfield, are already facing prosecution for alleged offences related to the 1989 disaster and its aftermath.

The BBC has appointed Fran Unsworth to the role of director of news and current affairs, one of the “most demanding” jobs in broadcasting. It is understood that Unsworth’s salary will be the same as that of her predecessor James Harding, who announced in October that he was leaving his £340,000 a year post. Unsworth is currently director of the BBC World Service Group and deputy director of news and current affairs at the broadcaster.

M62 update

We’re back down to just one lane closed on the eastbound carriage.

The vehicle was recovered about 15 minutes ago. However, traffic reports say delays are now one and a half hours! Please avoid the motorway this afternoon if you care for your sanity.

Huddersfield burglar jailed for raid on home

Reporter Stephanie Finnegan has been in court for this this morning:

WATCH: Dashcam footage of overturned HGV

We’ve been sent this video taken on the motorway earlier...

Pictured: Scene on the motorway

Here’s the carriageway from the bridge at Rastrick.

Heavy traffic on the eastbound carriageway of the M62 near Rastrick after an accident close to junction 25 at Brighouse
Heavy traffic on the eastbound carriageway of the M62 near Rastrick after an accident close to junction 25 at Brighouse

Delays increase to one hour

Congestion is now back onto Rishworth Moor and Scammonden and we’re being advised that travel time is an extra 60 minutes.

Nine miles of queues on M62

Traffic is now down to one lane and there are reports of nine miles of queues.

The 4x4 which was pulling a trailer is being recovered:

Surrounding roads snarled up

We understand Lindley Moor Road is being affected by the issues on the motorway:

40 minute delays

We’re being advised that travel time on the M62 eastbound this morning is an extra 40 minutes.

Avoid the motorway if you can!

"Recovery in process" of overturned car

Here’s what’s been causing the hold ups.

Looks like it should be sorted soon.

Overturned car causing chaos on the M62

One lane is closed on the M62 eastbound near to Huddersfield.

This is due to an overturned car and trailer between junctions 24 and 25. Here’s how it’s looking...

Elderly woman has cash stolen from her in town centre store

A 73-year-old woman had her purse stolen by a sneak thief in Home Bargains in Huddersfield town centre.

The woman was at the till getting her purse out of her bag to pay for her shopping and left it on the belt when it was pinched on Friday.

Police have captured the suspect - a woman - on CCTV and have released a still in a bid to identify her. The woman was seen entering the store and following her around. Once the elderly woman left the shop, the suspect then spoke to the cashier at the till and left the store with the purse. She is described as a white female, long dark hair and she was wearing a beige puffa jacket, dark trousers and shows and carrying a black handbag.

Police release CCTV of woman suspect after pensioner has purse stolen in Home Bargains, Huddersfield
Police release CCTV of woman suspect after pensioner has purse stolen in Home Bargains, Huddersfield

Anyone who recognises the person in the footage or has any information about this incident is asked to contact the police via 101 quoting crime reference number 13170573276 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.