Traffic warning on M1 and M621 out of Leeds after multi-car crash closes long delays

Long delays are hitting the M1 and M621 heading out of Leeds due to emergency services rushing to a multi-car collision.

Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 5:16 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd December 2019, 5:25 pm

A multiple vehicle collision has caused lanes three and four of the motorway to be closed. Reports coming from the scene suggest five cars are involved in the crash.

The incident, on the M1 soutbound between Junction 42 Lofthouse and Junction 41 Carr Gate has led to long tailbacks, with traffic 'currently backing up towards Junction 43' for the M621.

A spokesman for Highways England said: "#M1 south J42 #Lofthouse to J41 #CarrGate Multiple vehicle collision with lanes 4 & 3 currently closed to assist emergency services at scene. Traffic currently backing up towards M1 J43 #M621."

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Drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

The M1 motorway