Traffic delays: Tailbacks after lane closed on M1 motorway near Leeds due to accident

The M1 motorway
The M1 motorway
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If you're heading out of Leeds to go home tonight you may end up hitting severe delays on the M1 motorway.

'Very slow traffic' has hit the M1 southbound between Junction 41 A650 (Carrgate) and Junction 40 A638 (Ossett/Wakefield).

The tailbacks could affect drivers leaving Leeds and heading south on the motorway towards Wakefield, Barnsley, Sheffield or beyond.

The news comes as buses are also delayed in Leeds due to a vehicle causing an obstruction.

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