M1 lane closed after smash

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A lane has closed on the M1 near Wakefield following a crash this afternoon.

Highways England are reporting that traffic has begun building on the southbound carriageway between J41 and J40.

The situation is ongoing but normal traffic conditions are expected to resume between 4.45pm and 5pm.

Drivers are being urged to avoid the area of possible.

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