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Hope today’s snow hasn’t been too stressful and you all get home safe.


Snake Pass closed

Dashcam video shows gritters battling bad weather

The conditions faced by Kirklees Council’s gritting crews have been revealed in dramatic footage.

A dash-cam video posted by one of the gritting teams called out on Thursday night shows the bad weather faced by the drivers.

The snow is blowing almost horizontally as the driver heads up Wessenden Head Road and along the A635 Greenfield Road - which had to be closed despite their efforts.

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Drive safe folks

The weather certainly isn’t helping matters....

The broken-down lorry at J27 has been moved

Traffic easing, rolling road block lifted and broken down lorry removed on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Traffic was temporarily stopped, affecting traffic heading from Tingley towards Bradford.

Watch: Snowy Cumberworth

Another break down! Eastbound, J21-J22

Reports of one lane closed and queueing traffic due to broken down vehicle on M62 Eastbound between J21 A640 (Milnrow) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Broken down lorry at J27 Westbound

Queueing traffic due to rolling road block and broken down lorry on M62 Westbound at J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).
Traffic has been temporarily stopped, affecting traffic heading from Tingley towards Bradford.

Snow Shepley

Here’s another video from our photographer Andy Catchpool this morning:

Some good news

Broken down vehicle at J27 Westbound

  • The hard shoulder and lanes one and two are closed westbound at junction 27
  • There’s an obstruction caused by a broken down vehicle
  • Expected to clear between 6.15pm-6.30pm
Broken down car at junction 27
Broken down car at junction 27

Watch: Snow falls thick and fast this morning in Birdsedge

Our photographer drove through the snow in Broadstone Road:

Rugby fans stuck in traffic on way to match

6235 is now open

Sledges at the ready

If you fancy heading for the hills for some fun in the snow this weekend, we can help out:

Here are the best places to go sledging in Huddersfield!

Snow in Huddersfield - 5 yr old Iwan Gibson sledging at Salendine Nook.
Snow in Huddersfield - 5 yr old Iwan Gibson sledging at Salendine Nook.

Latest traffic map from Highways England

Traffic map at 17:05
Traffic map at 17:05

White as far as the eye can see


We have had some lovely pictures today:

This sounds like a nightmare

A640 New Hey Road blocked, stationary traffic due to snow between B6114 and A640 Rochdale Road / A672 Ripponden Road / A6052 Delph Road / A672 Oldham Road (Denshaw Crossroads).
Various vehicles including a fire engine have become stuck in the snow near to the summit.

Woodhead Pass now open

Some delays eastbound too...

Here’s the latest from our traffic partners INRIX:

Queueing traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Eastbound between J20 A627(M) Rochdale and J21 A640 (Milnrow). Lane one (of three) was closed towards Yorkshire from Manchester.

Traffic still bad westbound

M62 update

All lanes reopened on the M62 however traffic is still very slow.

Here's a bit of news on the M62 crash which the air ambulance attended.

A driver was airlifted to hospital after a collision on the M62 near Scammonden Dam.

Emergency services were called to the westbound carriageway at around 1.25pm after a MG ZR car and a Scania HGV were in collision.

Both vehicles were moved onto the hard shoulder by the time police arrived.

Firefighters are believed to have cut the roof off the MG to free the driver.

The air ambulance was called and both sides of the motorway were closed for the helicopter to land at around 2.30pm.

The eastbound carriageway was re-opened at 2.45pm and two lanes were re-opened westbound at 3pm.

Tailbacks as far as junction 25 at Brighouse built up.

One lane remains closed.

Police said the driver was not thought to have life threatening injuries.

The air ambulance lands on the M62 at Scammonden after a crash involving a car and a lorry
The air ambulance lands on the M62 at Scammonden after a crash involving a car and a lorry (Image: Pete Price)

Traffic update

Here’s the latest traffic news.


One lane closed, very slow traffic and long delays due to snow and accident, a lorry and a car involved on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor), congestion to J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome).


Lane one is closed and traffic was already slow from the snow. Traffic had to be stopped for a while for the air ambulance to land. Affecting traffic travelling from Huddersfield towards Manchester past the farmhouse.


Slow traffic due to earlier accident on M62 Eastbound between J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top), congestion to J20 A627(M) Rochdale.



Crash at J21

There’s been another crash on the M62 westbound near J21 at Milnrow involving two vehicles. GMP says an ambulance is on the way but it’s not thought to be serious.

M62 congestion

Traffic update

One lane closed, very slow traffic and long delays due to snow and accident, a lorry and a car involved on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor), congestion to J26 M606 / A58 (Chain Bar).

Air ambulance at Scammonden

M62 crash - air ambulance lands