PART of the M62 closed yesterday for police investigations following the discovery of a body nearby last week.
The body of 41-year-old Imants Tracums was discovered on Friday lunchtime next to Booth Wood Reservoir between the motorway and the A672 Oldham Road at Rishworth. Mr Tracums, who was born in Latvia, lived in Leeds.
Police believe the discovery of his body was connected to a car which was abandoned on the M62 after a crash two days earlier.
His death is not being treated as suspicious.
One lane of the eastbound carriageway between junctions 22 and 23 was shut from 10am to 3pm yesterday to allow police to search for forensic evidence.
The Highways Agency said the closure did not cause major hold-ups. It is possible the road will be closed again today.