Police release details of crash causing NINE-MILE tailbacks and one hour delays on M62 near Leeds

Police have released details about a crash which is currently causing nine-mile tailbacks on the M62.

By Daniel Sheridan
Thursday, 19th December 2019, 9:19 am
Updated Thursday, 19th December 2019, 9:20 am

A three-lane closure on the M62 caused traffic chaos for commuters this morning.

The M62 westbound between J26 for Chain Bar and J25 for Brighouse was left at a temporary standstill due to the crash.

Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash shortly before 7am.

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Police said they were called to the crash at 6.42am.

The incident was a damage-only collision, police confirmed.

Nine miles of congestion has built up - expected to add up to one hour on to usual journey times.

Highways England tweeted: "If travelling in #WestYorkshire this morning pls be aware this collision #M62 westbound is causing LONG DELAYS.

"There are approx. 4 miles of congestion which is expected to add 30 - 45mins onto usual journey times. #Leeds #Huddersfield #Bradford motorists plan ahead."