The M62 motorway has re-opened but delays are still expected because of queuing traffic.
Two lanes were closed after metal cable drums came off the back of a heavy goods vehicle on the westbound carriageway between junctions 25, at Brighouse, and 24, at Ainley Top just before lunch time.
They have been re-opened but the speed limit has been reduced to 40mph.
Traffic is backed up to junction 28 at Tingley.
West Yorkshire Police Roads Policing Unit tweeted this picture of the spilt load at 2.45pm .
And an accident, involving a lorry and a car, closed one lane of eastbound carriageway at Hartshead Moor Services just before 5pm.