Updated: Multi-vehicle accident on M62 motorway causes major delays for Leeds commuters

Traffic queueing on the M62
Traffic queueing on the M62
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Commuters driving towards Leeds have faced major delays after a serious accident on the M62 westbound this morning.

A multi-vehicle incident between junctions 30 (Rothwell) and 29 (Lofthouse) initially led to reports that three of four lanes had been closed.

Highways England has stated traffic is now easing after all lanes were reopened shortly before 9am.