Delays after man is found dead under bridge on M62

A man was found dead beneath a bridge on the M62 in the early hours of this morning.

Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 9:00 am
Updated Wednesday, 6th March 2019, 10:07 am
The M62 at Brighouse.

A stretch of the M62 westbound was closed this morning while police investigated.

The scene is now clear and all lanes are open.

The M62 at Brighouse. West Yorkshire Police said in a statement: "Police were called at 2:04am on Wednesday 6 March to reports of a concern for safety on the M62 near to Hartshead Moor.

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"Emergency services attended and found a male deceased under the motorway bridge.

"Road closures were in place until 6:19am this morning whilst the scene was examined.

"It is believed there are no suspicious circumstances and a file has been passed to the coroner."

The entire road westbound was closed earlier, as well as the M606 southound, but all lanes are now open.