M62 closed after 'police incident'

Traffic on the M62. Picture Charlotte Graham
Traffic on the M62. Picture Charlotte Graham
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Drivers are being warned of delays this morning as the M62 is closed in both directions because of a 'police incident'.

Highways England has said the road is closed in both directions between Junction 22 at Denshaw and J24 near Huddersfield.

Police at the M62 below the Scammonden Bridge. Picture Charlotte Graham

Police at the M62 below the Scammonden Bridge. Picture Charlotte Graham

"Any traffic within the closure is soon to be turned and released," the authority has said. "The emergency services are working at the scene."

West Yorkshire Police has said the closures are likely to be in place for several hours, and is urging motorists to avoid the area. Diversions are in place.

"Motorway in both directions will remain closed whilst we deal with this incident," the force said in a statement.

"Diversions are in place and the closure is likely to be in place for several hours."

The road is closed in both directions.

The road is closed in both directions.

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