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Road reopened:

A644 Huddersfield Road in both directions reopened, accident cleared between Steanard Lane and Fir Parade.


The road was closed to allow the emergency services to attend the scene. Affecting traffic between Dewsbury and Mirfield.

A 71-year-old motorcyclist has suffered life-changing injuries following an accident on the A644 Huddersfield Road.

A644 Huddersfield Road closed in both directions following accident involving a motorcylist and a car
A644 Huddersfield Road closed in both directions following accident involving a motorcylist and a car (Image: Reach)

The road is closed in both directions closed due to the accident which involved car and a motorbike between Steanard Lane and Fir Parade.

The road remains closed to allow the emergency services to attend the scene. Affecting traffic between Dewsbury and Mirfield.

More details when we get them.

Road was closed for short time

Bradford Road heading to Bradley Bar roundabout was closed for a short time. It has now reopened and it is understood the motorcyclist has been treated by paramedics at the scene

Video of scene

Police incident ongoing on Bradford Road after reports of an accident. We will update you shortly.

Firefighters battling moorland blaze

Firefighters from GMFRS are currently battling a huge fire on Saddleworth Moor. Follow our dedicated live blog for updates on this breaking news story.

Halifax Road jams from Ainley Top

We have received reports of heavy traffic on Halifax Road (A629) on the approach to Ainley Top roundabout.

Halifax Road busy from Ainley Top
Halifax Road busy from Ainley Top

Images from air ambulance at Holmfirth

These photos were taken by our photographer at Sand Recreation Area earlier, as an air ambulance landed to transport a patient to hospital.

The man in his 40s had collapsed at Holmfirth Dyers and was taken to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Did you get a Tory Rail Mayhem scratch card?

Labour campaigners are handing out Tory Rail Mayhem scratch cards to delayed train passengers at some West Yorkshire stations this morning.

Labour campaigners handing Tory Rail Mayhem scratch cards to delayed passengers at Headingley station
Labour campaigners handing Tory Rail Mayhem scratch cards to delayed train passengers

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Labour campaigners handing Tory Rail Mayhem scratch cards to delayed passengers at Headingley station
Labour campaigners handing Tory Rail Mayhem scratch cards to delayed train passengers

Air ambulance transported man in his 40s to hospital

The air ambulance has been used to fly a man in his 40s to Northern General Hospital in Sheffield after he collapsed at Holmfirth Dyers.

A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Ambulance Service said:

We were called at 8.22am to reports of a male patient that had collapsed.

We sent two rapid response vehicles, one ambulance and one helicopter.

The patient who is believed to be in his 40s was transported by air to the Northern General Hospital in Sheffield.

Reports of incident at Holmfirth Dyers

Several reports have suggested the incident involving an air ambulance and a number of police cars has taken place at Holmfirth Dyers in Dunford Road, Holfmirth.

Air ambulance over Holmfirth

An air ambulance has been spotted over the former Midlothian garage plot in Holmfirth. Police cars have also been spotted in Dunford Road in the area.

More on this when we get it.

Traffic on the M62 heading towards Leeds

There is stop-start traffic on the M62 Eastbound between J24 A629 (Ainley Top) and J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Pockets of congestion throughout the stretch.

Monday morning weather forecast

It’s a hot one today! Temperatures in Huddersfield will reach 26 degrees by 4pm today.

A little bit of cloud will drift in for the early afternoon but don’t expect them to bring any rain. Hot dry weather is set to continue all week.

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