Live updates after crash 'between lorry and car' on A63 Pontefract Lane

There has been a crash on the A63 Pontefract Lane.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 1:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 1:50 pm

According to AA the road is "partially blocked due to accident, a car and a lorry involved on A63 Pontefract Lane Westbound near Thornes Farm Way. Traffic is coping well."

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A Leeds City Council Twitter account said it happened "on the westbound A63 East Leeds Link Road by the roundabout with Thornes Farm Way in Cross Green."

Thornes Farm Way (photo: Google).

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Although there might be some light rain early evening, it will clear by Sunday for another dry day in Leeds.

Sunday and Monday will be predominantly overcast, and it isn’t until the end of the Bank Holiday weekend on Monday that more heavier rain is forecast.

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Forecast in full:

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Thursday night: Some dry, clear spells but occasional showers will continue to feed in from the coast. A touch of frost likely with any lengthier clearer spells. Minimum temperature -1 °C.

Friday: Bright or sunny spells but also showers, locally heavy, and wintry over highest ground. Still feeling chilly, although generally light winds. Maximum temperature 11 °C.

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The road has now been cleared

Police statement on the crash:

“Called to RTC at 11:50am Pontefract Lane (outbound carriageway at the roundabout of jct 45) – BMW and lorry – doesn’t appear to be any serious injuries.”

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