M621 Leeds closure: Live traffic updates as emergency roadworks close motorway after crash

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Drivers in West Yorkshire are advised that a part of the M621 is closed in Leeds to allow for the repair of a bridge following an earlier collision.

The bridge, carrying traffic along the A650 near Gildersome, sustained damage to its railings during a collision yesterday (Monday) and two-way traffic lights are in place on that stretch of road.

The westbound carriageway between junction 1 of the M621 near Leeds and junction 27 of the M62, however, has been closed to traffic for safety reasons.

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While there are delays in the area, a temporary repair is due to take place with an aim to reopen the carriageway ahead of peak evening traffic.

The M621 has been closed near Leeds. Photo: National HighwaysThe M621 has been closed near Leeds. Photo: National Highways
The M621 has been closed near Leeds. Photo: National Highways

The two-way traffic lights will remain in place on the A650 while a permanent repair is scheduled and carried out. Delays and congestion on this road and the Gildersome roundabout area are likely throughout the closure on the M621.

There is no time estimate as to when a permanent repair is due to take place.

For the latest updates follow our live blog below:

M621 Leeds closure: Live traffic updates as emergency roadworks cause severe delays for miles

AA map shows current traffic picture

The M621 westbound remains closed between junction 1 (Beeston) and the junction with the M62. The carriageway is shut due to emergency repairs to a bridge, which was damaged by a crash.

This live traffic map from AA shows the current traffic - which is coping well on the approach to the road closure.

The current traffic on the M621 (Photo by AA/Google)The current traffic on the M621 (Photo by AA/Google)
The current traffic on the M621 (Photo by AA/Google) | AA/Google

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