Drivers face EIGHT miles of queues after accident on the M62 near Ripponden

Drivers face delays of well over an hour and a half on the M62 this morning after an accident closed two lanes between junction 22 to 23.

Thursday, 13th December 2018, 8:25 am
Updated Thursday, 13th December 2018, 10:15 am

Highways England Yorkshire warned drivers of "severe delays" on the approach to the accident on the westbound carriageway.

Emergency services are at the scene.

The agency added: "Just under 8 miles of slow moving traffic is approaching the scene, so allow plenty of extra time for your journey this morning."

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The AA said the accident involved a car and a van on the M62 affecting J23 A640 New Hey Road (Huddersfield) to J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).

Congestion is back to J24 (Ainley Top).