Pile up on M1 motorway

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Up to eight cars have been involved in a pile up on the M1 motorway.

Police have closed one lane of the southbound carriageway close to junction 40 at Ossett.

The incident happened just after 6pm and paramedics are at the scene.

A West Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said a number of cars were on the hard shoulder and ambulances were at the scene but the number of casualties was not yet known.