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Traffic delays

Queueing traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the Calderdale Royal Hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane, Halifax. Travel time is 13 minutes.

There are also delays on A629 Halifax Road out of Huddersfield from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is 11 minutes

M62 latest

Slow traffic on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).

Moorland blaze

Dozens of firefighters are tackling a large moorland fire on the hills above Dovestone reservoir. Fire crews from several stations in the Greater Manchester area are tackling the blaze along with helicopters dumping water onto the flames. Several hundred square metres of moorland is on fire close to the southern end of Dovestone Reservoir.

Manchester Road update

Slow traffic due to earlier accident on the A62 Manchester Road in both directions at B6432 St Thomas’ Road. All lanes have been re-opened following the collision which involved a red Fiat and a grey Toyota

Heavy traffic on Halifax Road

Traffic heavier than normal on A629 Halifax Road out of town from Blacker Road (Edgerton Cemetery) to A643 Brighouse Road (Ainley Top). Travel time is 21 minutes.

Barbecue safety

It’s definitely barbecue weather, but West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has issued a few words of warning - never leave the barbecue unattended and keep a bucket of water, sand or a garden hose nearby for emergencies

A West Yorkshire Fire Service engine

Manchester Road collision

We’ve had report of an injury accident on the A62 Manchester Road at Longroyd bridge. The road is partially blocked in both directions due to the accident at the junction with St Thomas’ Road near to the driving school.

Manchester Road, at the junction with St Thomas' Road, Longroyd Bridge
Manchester Road, at the junction with St Thomas' Road, Longroyd Bridge

An ambulance is attending with reports of possibly two people injured in the collision which involved a red Fiat and a grey Toyota.

Traffic update

Slow traffic on A649 Wakefield Road inbound at A58 Leeds Road, Hipperholme.

Water works

Yorkshire Water has completed repairs at Anvil Street, Brighouse.

Hot dogs

Timely advice to dog owners on the dangers of leaving pets in cars and to ensure they are kept hydrated during this hot spell. With temperatures predicted to reach up to 29deg C a locked car interior would heat up to 48 degrees in one hour, says insurer Direct Line.

A dog looking depressed

The insurer is advising pet owners of the dangers of heatstroke and recommends dog owners, especially those with short haired dogs, regularly apply sun cream to their pets during hot weather.

Leeds Road update

Delays cleared and traffic easing on A62 Leeds Road in both directions at Old Fieldhouse Lane.
Temporary traffic lights are in operation for roadworks.

More worries for House of Fraser

Embattled department store House of Fraser has appointed KPMG to advise on a restructuring plan for the business which could involve store closures and job losses.
The retailer, which has a store at Kingsgate, has drafted in advisers to look at a range of options, one of which could be an insolvency procedure known as a Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA).

House of Fraser refit, Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield.
House of Fraser refit, Kingsgate Centre, Huddersfield.

Hot topic

Sound advice on the hottest day of the year so far...

While sunburn is often short-lived and mild, it’s important to try to avoid it. It can increase your chances of developing serious health problems, such as skin cancer, in later life. Read more: https://t.co/NNQxkudNhk #warmestdayoftheyear pic.twitter.com/vcd52eyPDX

— NHS Choices (@NHSChoices) April 19, 2018

M1 lane reopens

M1 Southbound lane re-opened on exit slip road, earlier broken down vehicle at J39 A636 (Wakefield / Durkar).
Lane one (of two) was closed as you head from the roundabout down towards the roundabout.

M1 lane closure

M1 Southbound lane closed on exit slip road due to lorry having a tyre changed at J39 A636 (Wakefield / Durkar). Traffic is coping well.
Lane one (of two) is closed.

Cat safely home after 60-mile road trip

A cat who has been missing since Easter has been reunited with his owner after he took a 60-mile round trip in a supermarket delivery lorry.

Staff at the Morrisons store in Penistone Road, Hillsborough, spotted the cat leaping out of the lorry on Monday (April 16). The driver had just taken a journey from Sheffield to Wakefield and back again. When the vehicle pulled into the supermarket warehouse in Sheffield, six-year-old Dexter jumped out.

Staff contacted the RSPCA and Insp Kim Greaves collected the part Maine Coon, part domestic shorthair tabby cat.

Insp Greaves said: “Dexter had certainly been on a journey. Thankfully, he knew when to get off and didn’t jump out at Wakefield or somewhere else!”

“He didn’t have any injuries and seemed fairly healthy although he was a little skinny after two weeks away from home.

Insp Greaves scanned Dextyer’s microchip to discover his owner, Gaynor Radley in Sheffield! When I called her she was absolutely amazed he had been found as he had been missing since Easter.

“She was only around the corner so I met her right away. Dexter leapt from the carrier into her arms and purred. He had obviously missed her! Even I shed a tear. The lady was so happy and was absolutely amazed to find her cat, it was really touching.”

Gaynor said: “We are absolutely delighted to have Dexter back. We were starting to think something terrible had happened. It’s amazing he ended up back home and didn’t leap out anywhere else. I can’t believe it.

“He hasn’t left our side since he came back. He has nuzzled next to us and slept on one of the children’s beds all night.

Heavy traffic on the roads

Traffic congestion is raising temperatures for motorists.

Heavy traffic is reported on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around Calderdale Royal hospital by the A646 Dryclough Lane.

In Hipperholme, slow traffic on A644 Brighouse and Denholme Road at A644 Brighouse Road(Christ Church traffic lights). Also slow traffic on A649 Wakefield Road inbound at A58 Leeds Road. The A58 Leeds and Halifax Road busy but moving at A644 Brighouse Road (Christ Church traffic lights).

Bus delays on Leeds Road

Roadworks on Leeds Road are affecting bus services, says Arriva Yorkshire

SERVICE UPDATE - Due to road works on Leeds road Huddersfield 202 and 203 services are running up to 20 minutes late.

— Arriva Yorkshire (@arrivayorkshire) April 19, 2018

Water supply shut-off

Some properties in Brighouse are without water at the moment, says Yorkshire Water

#HD6 #Brighouse #AnvilStreet a small number of properties will have no water from 11:30am today whilst essential repairs are carried out. Thank you for your patience and updates to follow. Thanks.

School pays tribute

Mirfield Free Grammar School has issued a statement paying tribute to the 14-year-old boy who collapsed and died yesterday.

The statement reads: “The staff, students and Governors of The MFG are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our students.

“James was a wonderful, much loved young man, who had many friends. Our deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences are with his family and friends at this incredibly difficult time.”

Floral tributes for tragic teenager

Here are some of the poignant floral tributes left following yesterday’s tragedy in Mirfield

Heavy traffic

It’s slow going on Leeds Road with queueing traffic and delays on A62 Leeds Road in both directions at Old Fieldhouse Lane, congestion to Station Road and to Thistle Street. In the roadworks area. Temporary traffic lights are in operation.

Floral tributes

There are floral tributes at the scene where a 14-year-old died in Mirfield yesterday.

Our thoughts are with the boy’s family and friends and his school.

M62 latest

There’s some delays around Greater Manchester with two lanes closed on the M60 at Junction 15 (Swinton) with congestion starting to affect the M62 at Junction 19 for Heywood. Delays of up to an hour are reported.

Morning, Huddersfield

Welcome to the Huddersfield Examiner’s breaking news service.

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.

JANUARY: Shrivelled Sunset, Greenhead Park - by Manpreet Singh
Greenhead Park - by Manpreet Singh

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