That's all from us

Hopefully the congestion will soon clear — that’s all from us for now but we’ll be back with any major traffic updates.

Good luck!

'Delays should soon clear'

Traffic easing but still slow around Ainley Top

Heavy traffic around junction 24 but easing towards Brighouse
Heavy traffic around junction 24 but easing towards Brighouse

All lanes now opened

But there’s still queues - here’s the latest from Inrix:

Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar), congestion on M62 to J24 A629 (Ainley Top). All lanes have been re-opened. Lanes one and two (of four) were closed, affecting traffic travelling from Manchester towards Leeds.

Be prepared

Now the weather’s getting warmer, it’s important to make sure you carry a bottle of water in your car for situations like this — being stuck in traffic in a hot car with nothing to drink is not fun.

Traffic built up near Hartshead Moor services

Traffic at a standstill

The black line show where traffic is at a standstill

Latest traffic map
Latest traffic map (Image: Highways England)

Lanes one and two are closed

Update from our traffic partner Inrix:

Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to accident on M62 Eastbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Lanes one and two (of four) are closed, affecting traffic travelling from Manchester towards Leeds.

Queues eastbound

Queue on M62 Eastbound
Queue on M62 Eastbound (Image: Motorwaycameras.co.uk)

Slow traffic around Brighouse exit

Delays around the Brighouse exit
Delays around the Brighouse exit (Image: Google Traffic)

There's been a crash eastbound

This just in from Highways England:

  • Two lanes closed on the M62 eastbound between junctions J25 and J26
  • Reason Road traffic collision
  • Time To Clear The event is expected to clear between 12:30 and 12:45
  • Return To Normal Normal traffic conditions are expected between 12:30 and

Latest from Google Traffic

Might take some time for the queues to clear - here’s the latest image from Google Traffic

Latest image from Google Traffic
Latest image from Google Traffic

All lanes now open

All lanes re-opened and traffic easing, earlier vehicle fire on M62 Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top).

Queue captured by traffic cam

Slow traffic on the M62 westbound
Slow traffic on the M62 westbound (Image: Motorwaycameras.co.uk)

Here's the latest

One lane blocked and very slow traffic due to vehicle fire on M62 Westbound between J25 A644 (Brighouse) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top).
Lane one (of four) is closed, affecting traffic travelling from Leeds towards Manchester.