TRAFFIC UPDATE: Road could be closed another two hours, drivers warned

Traffic congestion
Traffic congestion

A road where an elderly man was rescued following a crash this afternoon may not be open for another two hours.

The pensioner was freed by firefighters after the three-car pile-up on Bar Lane, Midgley, near Netherton, at around 2pm.

Crews from Skelmanthorpe and Ossett were called to the scene, where the man was freed before being taken to hospital.

However, bus companies running through the area say services are being diverted via Middlestown, with emergency services saying the road could be shut for some time.

File photo  of an Aldi store, as the supermarket saw sales jump to record heights despite profits slipping by nearly a fifth as the supermarket drove investment into cutting prices and expanding its reach. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday September 25, 2017. The German discount grocer said annual sales in the UK and Ireland rose 13.5% to �8.7 billion in 2016, with the firm enticing more than one million new customers into its stores over the period.  Photo: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Aldi sees sales jump to record heights