M1 closes near Wakefield after crash

There are long delays on the M1 this morning after a crash closed the motorway.

Traffic was temporarily stopped and the M1 was closed between J42 (M62) and J44 (Rothwell).

Congestion has built up to J40 (Ossett'Wakefield), which is also backing up to J28 (Tingley).

Delays of up to an hour are being predicted by National Highways.

There are long delays on the M1 this morning due to a crash.

All lanes have now re-opened. Travel time is around 40 minutes.