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Still queuing but all lanes are open

Queueing traffic for 20 miles and long delays due to accident, now on the hard shoulder and earlier broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield), congestion on M62 to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley) and on M621 to J1 A6110 (Beeston/farnley). All lanes have been re-opened.

Queueing traffic for eight miles and long delays due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M62 Eastbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield), congestion on M62 to J21 A640 (Milnrow). All lanes have been re-opened.

Update

All lanes have now reopened

Yet more trouble

Meanwhile on the eastbound side

Queueing traffic and long delays due to accident, now on the hard shoulder on M62 Eastbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield), congestion on M62 to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor). All lanes have been re-opened.

Traffic queueing for 20 miles

Queueing traffic for 20 miles and long delays due to earlier broken down vehicle and accident, now on the hard shoulder on M62 Westbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield), congestion on M62 to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley). All lanes have been re-opened.

Here's the view from Highways England

Black means not moving.

M62 Thursday
M62 Thursday

Highways England update

Lane 1-2 eastbound are now open but lane three on both sides of the carriageway is still closed. Ambulance and police are at the scene.

Highways England hope to have all lanes ropened within the hour.

Highways agency update

There are currently long delays on the M62 in both directions between J22 and J24 due to 2 separate collisions on both carriageways.
The westbound has 1 lane (of 3) closed between J24 and J23 causing delays in excess of 80 minutes between J27 and J23
The eastbound has 2 lanes (of 3) closed between J23 and J24 causing 45 minute delays between J22 and J24
Road users intending on using this section of road are advised to allow plenty of extra time for their journey and to consider alternative routes (if possible).

Not looking good

Congestion

Traffic is queueing as far back as J27 Gildersome on the Westbound carriageway, travelling towards Manchester

What do we think?

Traffic on the map

Here’s what the traffic looks like on the M62 at the moment - red means slow!

The M62 at 5pm on Thursday March 17
The M62 at 5pm on Thursday March 17 (Image: Google)

Seven cars involved

Here’s exactly what’s going on from Highways England - there have been two accidents.

The first was westbound at J24 Ainley Top to J23 Outlane. Two vehicles collided at 3.48pm. One person was slightly hurt.

Highways England and police managed to get those vehicles onto the hard shoulder fairly quickly. All lanes are now open westbound.


However on the eastbound carriage at 4.10pm seven vehicles collided and they are spread across all three lanes.

The accident has happened on J23 Outlane - cars are managing to edge round by using the bottom of the slip road. Highways England are on the scene and are trying to move some vehicles to the hard shoulder to reopen one or two lanes. No-one is thought to be seriously hurt.

Here's the scene on the motorway from the Four Sons car park

Severe problems on M60

Just to add to the problems we’re now hearing reports of severe delays on the M60 at juntion 19 (A576 Three Arrows roundabout). One lane is closed due to a police incident and long queues are building.

Traffic update: long delays

M62 Westbound at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield)

One lane closed, stationary traffic and long delays due to accident. Congestion to J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).
Lane three (of three) closed before the entry slip road from J23.

Broken down car

And westbound...

M62 Westbound blocked, stationary traffic due to debris on road and accident at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).

Congestion on M62 to J25 A644 (Brighouse).
Just before the entry slip road from J23. Lanes two and three (of three) were closed for around 30 minutes, reopened around 4pm. but the road was blocked again around 4.10pm.

On the route from Leeds towards Manchester.

Here's what's happening eastbound

Queueing traffic and two lanes closed due to accident at J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield).
Lanes two and three closed.

Traffic has been brought to a stand after an accident just near the exit slip road.

Traffic was already slow due to an earlier accident on the opposite side.

Affecting travel from Manchester towards Leeds.

Crashes on both sides?

M62 crash

Another accident on the M62. Stay with us for live updates.