M62 traffic news: Six-vehicle pile-up causing 90-minute delays and six-mile queue on the M62 in West Yorkshire

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Drivers are facing 90-minute delays on the M62 after a six-vehicle crash.

Two lanes were closed westbound between junctions 24 at Ainley Top and 22 at Rockingstone Moss.

National Highways said at 5pm that there were six-mile queues on the motorway.

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The accident happened near westbound entry slip at junction 23 at Outlane at around 3.10pm.

Drivers are being urged to delay their journeys if possibleDrivers are being urged to delay their journeys if possible
Drivers are being urged to delay their journeys if possible

National Highways said the vehicles had been moved into lanes two and three to allow safe recovery and clean-up work to take place.

One HGV that was involved sustained damage that meant it could not be moved from lane two and had to be recovered in situ.

As of 5.45pm, the vehicles have now all been cleared to the hard shoulder and the lanes have reopened – but there are still delays of around 90 minutes.

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"Drivers are strongly advised to allow plenty of extra time to travel this afternoon, using alternative routes or even delaying their journeys until the congestion has eased if at all possible,” said a spokesperson for National Highways.