M1 crash: Crash near Leeds shuts motorway as traffic temporarily stopped

Traffic was temporarily stopped this morning after a crash on the M1.

The M1 was closed this morning between J42 (M62) and J44 (Rothwell) after a crash.

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All lanes have now reopened but residual delays remain up to Junction 39 (A636) and on surrounding roads.

A crash has closed the M1 on J42 and J43.

A statement from National Highways said: “All lanes have now reopened on the #M1 northbound between J42 (#M62) and J44 (#Rothwell). Be aware delays remain in the area, as mentioned in aforementioned Tweet. Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling in the area.”

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Major delays near Leeds as crash closes part of M1

Last updated: Thursday, 04 August, 2022, 09:30

  • A crash this morning closed the M1 between J42 and J43
  • All lanes have now reopened
  • Residual delays remain

West Yorkshire Police release statement about the crash

Police have issued the following statement regarding the crash on the M1 this morning.

“Police were called to the M1 Northbound at junction 42 at 07.51 this morning to a report of a collision involving a HGV and several cars.

The incident caused a closure of the carriageway while emergency services checked drivers and dealt with the incident.

The northbound carriageway was re-opened at 8.46am.”

Residual delays back to J39

All lanes have now reopened following a crash on the M1 this morning.

Residual delays remain back to Junction 39 (A636) and on surrounding roads.

All lanes now reopened

Extended delays on M62

National Highways Yorkshire has stated that there is also congestion on the M62 eastbound on approach from J28.

They have advised that people plan ahead of their journey to avoid delays.

Delays of up to an hour

Delays of up to an hour are being predicted by National Highways Yorkshire.

Traffic cameras are showing congestion

Crash on the M1 northbound

A crash on the M1 is causing huge delays to commuters this morning.

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