Lane closed on M62 near Wakefield after bridge joints cracking

The crack appeared on the bridge on the M62.
The crack appeared on the bridge on the M62.

Police are on scene on the M62 due to the failure of a bridge at its joints connecting two parts of the motorway.

One lane of the M62 is currently shut westbound between the two slip roads at junction 29 (Lofthouse).

A spokesman for Highways England said: "J29 westbound between the slips. Lane 1 closed due to a bridge joint failure. #TrafficOfficers on scene."

In what has been a bad day for the M62, the motorway is still completely closed eastbound (coming into Leeds) from Huddersfield due to a multiple vehicle collision in which a man has been seriously injured and another man arrested.