Delays of over an hour after lorry overturns on M62 at Birstall

Motorists are facing long delays this afternoon after a vehicle overturned on the M62 at Birstall.

Monday, 2nd November 2020, 5:14 pm
Updated Monday, 2nd November 2020, 5:27 pm
Motorists are facing long delays this afternoon after a vehicle overturned on the M62 at Birstall. Photo: Highways England

More than 8 miles of traffic has been reported on the M62, with queues in both directions between Tingley and Cleckheaton.

Slow-moving traffic has also been reported on the M621 and through Dewsbury, Birstall and Batley as drivers attempt to find an alternative route.

Highways England said they were dealing with an overturned LGV on the M62 eastbound between junctions 27 (Batley) and 28 (Tingley).

The incident has been cleared, but it is expected to take some time for traffic to ease.