Crash causes motorway traffic chaos around Leeds

DRIVERS faced major delays around Leeds after a crash involving a van and a lorry backed up sections of the M1 and M62 motorways.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 7th April 2015, 10:54 am
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One lane of the M1 was closed and, with traffic queuing southbound between the M62 at Lofthouse and Junction 41, the A650 at Carrgate.

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The accident involved a van and a lorry in a roadworks area.

Congestion was reported southbound on the M1 from Leeds back to Stourton.

Queues were also backing up on to the M62 for traffic trying to join the M1.