Live as two HGVs crash on the M62 westbound near Leeds causing miles of traffic for commuters

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Two HGVs have crashed on the M62 near Leeds this morning (Thursday).

The collision has happened on the westbound carriageway between junction 25 for Brighouse and junction 24 for Huddersfield and two out of four lanes have been closed.

National Highways have said that emergency services are on the scene and there are delays of over 20 mins and 3 miles of congestion.

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Live two HGVs crash on the M62

Two lanes closed on the M62

National Highways have issued the below tweet about this ongoing incident:

Six miles of congestion

National Highways have given an update on this incident, saying that emergency crews remain on the scene and that six miles of traffic has built up.

Pictures show traffic built up

Pictures from the cameras over the M62 show traffic built up for miles.

Delays of over an hour

National Highways has now released a full statement about this ongoing incident that reads:

There are long delays on the M62 in West Yorkshire between J25 (Brighouse) and J24 (Huddersfield) following a collision involving two Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV’s). Lanes 1 and 2 are closed for recovery and clear up of debris.

National Highways Traffic Officers are on scene to assist with traffic management.

There is currently 7 miles of congestion on approach to these lane closures causing 60 minute delays above normal travel time. Road users are advised to plan their journeys in advance, allow extra time and consider alternative routes if possible. Further information is available from National Highways by visiting our website and travel apps, or via our regional twitter feed. Our 24/7 contact centre team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.

Disruption to remain through the morning

National Highways says that it does not expect the road to be cleared until between 11.15am and 11.30am and that traffic will not return to normal on the M62 until after midday.

All lanes have now been opened on the M62 westbound but delays of an hour and eight miles of congestion remain.