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Accident now on hard shoulder
All involved in the accident has been moved onto the hard shoulder.
All lanes have been re-opened but there will be delays.
All traffic was held briefly to safely move the accident. Lanes three and four (of four) were closed until around 16:55 within the smart motorway section following an accident involving four cars.
There’s heavy traffic due to accident involving four cars on the M62.
All traffic is being temporarily held on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar), congestion on M62 to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).
Lanes three and four (of four) were closed until around 16:55 within the smart motorway section, Camera shows two Police cars attending the scene.
Here’s the latest on the roads in and around Huddersfield
1) Slow traffic on A62 Manchester Road in both directions at B6432 St Thomas’ Road. In the roadworks area.
2) Slow traffic on A629 Penistone Road, Highburton, in both directions at Woodsome Road. In the roadworks area.
Temporary traffic lights are in operation.
3) Heavy traffic on A629 Salterhebble Hill and Huddersfield Road around the hospital by A646 Dryclough Lane. Travel time is seven minutes.
4) Queueing traffic on A62 Leeds road Westbound at A644 Wakefield Road (Cooper Bridge Roundabout). Travel time is seven minutes.
Sunny Bank Road has re-opened now after the earlier crash and traffic is returning to normal.
Serious crash in Mirfield
We have had reports of a serious crash in Mirfield.
We’re told that it’s happened at the junction of Sunny Bank Road near the junction of Sunny Bank Avenue.
All three emergency services are in attendance.
Drivers are being told to turn back.
Your support could help change this girl's life
Over the weekend we brought you the story of Talia, a two-year-old girl from Crosland Moor who has a life-limiting condition called Dravet syndrome, which is a very rare form of childhood epilepsy.
Talia loves the outdoors but needs a specially designed garden so she can go outside - and the modifications are expensive.
Her mum, Terri, entered an online competition for a ‘magical garden makeover’ and Talia is currently sitting in the top 12 entries with four days left of the public vote.
That’s important because judges will select the overall winner from the top 12!
Voting is still open so let’s all throw our support behind Talia to make sure she makes the cut! CLICK ON THIS LINK TO VOTE
Duchess of York judges University competition
Following on from her visit to Ruddi’s Retreat yesterday the Duchess of York visited the University of Huddersfield. There she judged a textile design competition between 12 students. The task was to create collections for the children’s market either for fashion or interiors. The designs could be suitable for both children’s fashion and a matching garment for a doll or similarly for a bedroom interior and the interior of a dolls’ house.
Here are the police carrying out searches among the grassy verges and embankment alongside the Greenway near Deighton Railway Station.
Follow our dedicated LIVE BLOG for more updates on this.
Reporter on the scene
Our reporter on the scene, Joanne Douglas, says police are searching the grass verge surrounding the cycle path off Whitacre Street.
Follow our dedicated LIVE BLOG for more updates on this.
Police close of cycle path between Deighton and Fartown
We have received reports that police have closed off a cycle path leading from Whitacre Street in Deighton to Topaz Close in Fartown. The track runs alongside the railway line and witnesses have reported several police cars blocking both entrances to it.
A reporter from the Examiner is on her way down so stay with us as this story develops.
Child wandering village streets in PJs was "potentially sleepwalking"
A young boy, who was spotted wandering the streets of Netherthong late last night in just his pyjamas, is believed to have been sleep walking.
A concerned member of the public posted an urgent message on Facebook to alert residents to the lost child who also had bare feet.
The post was shared on a number of community groups and read: “A child of about 6/7 has been seen running in PJs with no shoes on, on the oval and up into the village!”
The post speculated that the boy was “potentially sleep walking” and that he seemed “confused and dazed”.
It added: “When he was approached he has run away!!!”
A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police confirmed a boy had been found last night but could not say if he was sleep walking:
“Police were called at 21:56 last night (15 May) to reports of concern for a child on Wesley Avenue, Netherthong.
“The male child was located by officers and returned home safe and well.”
M62 lane blocked while lorry tyre changed
One lane closed and slow traffic due to lorry having a tyre changed on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield). Lane one (of three) is closed.
Power cut in Mirfield
A power cut in Mirfield affected more than a thousand properties last night.
Northern Powergrid confirmed that a fault on the underground network caused a loss of power for 1,303 customers at 11.20pm.
Residents on Old Bank Road, Flash Lane, Kitson Hill Road said the power failure caused hundreds of burglar alarms to go off.
Some said the noise was all they could hear and others commented it was driving them crazy.
One Mirfield resident said his alarm clock did not go off this morning as a result.
A Northern Powergrid spokeswoman confirmed said: “Engineers in our control room were able to quickly restore power to 1,058 within 15 minutes by switching our network around to restore power from an alternative source. The remaining 245 customer were restored at 2.00 am.
“We’d like to thank all of our customers for their patience whilst we worked to get the lights back on.”
Today's front page
Yesterday’s big story was the news that bin workers were likely to strike for a week in the near future. Today, Karl Battersby, Kirklees’ bin collection boss has said he hopes to avoid a strike by sitting down with union members later today. Referring to yesterday’s announcement that the majority of workers were in favour of a strike, he said: “I think we were all surprised by the strength of feeling.”
Huddersfield today started off wet and cold. The light showers should go completely in the next couple of hours but cloud will remain all day and temperatures won’t climb far above 12 degrees.
Tomorrow we can expect a bit more sun but nothing like the last few days.
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