Motorway now open after day of chaos

Motorists faced hours of gridlock after a serious accident on the M62 caused huge traffic problems.

The motorway was shut for around six hours yesterday after a vehicle overturned between Ainley Top (junction 24) and the Clifton turn-off (junction 25).

A 61-year-old woman was taken to Leeds General Infirmary with severe injuries

Two other passengers were taken to Huddersfield Royal Infirmary.

Firefighters from Elland and Brighouse attended the scene and used heavy rescue appliances to free the victims from the vehicle.