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There were reports of delays on the M62 this morning.

A tanker broke down on the westbound carriage near to junctions 22 and 23 leading to the closure of two lanes. This had a major effect on traffic on Rishworth Moor.

A lane was also closed eastbound near to junction 26 for Chain Bar earlier due to a broken down car, although traffic soon eased.

Traffic has now eased in the incident after lanes were re-opened at 12.30pm.

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Queues still in place around Ainley Top

Most of the traffic has now cleared but there are still queues around Ainley Top Brighouse. Here’s a summary of what happened:

  • Highways England were called shortly after 11.30 this morning following reports a tanker had broken down on the M62
  • The tanker forced two lanes to close on the westbound carriage between junctions 22 and 23
  • Tailbacks as long as 11 miles were reported, with delays at one point estimated to be more than an hour and a half
  • Traffic officers arrived on site and the tanker has now been moved onto the hard shoulder
  • Lanes re-opened at 12.30pm
  • Traffic has mainly cleared although it is reported that there are still queues between Ainley Top and Brighouse

Carriage beginning to clear

We’re now being advised that travel time is 40 minutes as lanes have re-opened.

The road is looking a lot clearer already, although I can’t say the same for the skies up on’t moors!

Tanker moved to hard shoulder and lanes re-opened

The tanker has now been recovered from the motorway carriage...

11-mile tailbacks

Google Traffic reports that the lanes are due to be closed until 1.30pm. That means traffic is unlikely to begin to ease for at least an hour.

Not liking the look of that thick red line...that’s 11 miles!

Delays of one hour and 35 minutes

Our traffic partners Inrix are now saying that travel time is one hour and 35 minutes!!

M62 sign
M62 sign

Delays of 75 MINUTES

Highways England are reporting delays of up to an hour and 15 minutes.

Traffic officers on site

Highways England say traffic officers are heading to the scene to recover the broken down tanker.

A spokeswoman said just now:

“There are reports of a broken down HGV which has led to the closure of two lanes.

“The vehicle is awaiting recovery and traffic officers are at the scene. We were notified of the incident at 11.35am.”

Welcome to our live blog

Hello - there are likely to be huge hold ups on the M62 this lunchtime.

Two lanes have been closed westbound between junctions 23 and 22 near Huddersfield due to a broken down tanker.

Stay with us as we provide live updates.