M62 traffic: Drivers urged to plan alternative route after mulitple vehicle crash closes M62 westbound

Drivers have been advised to plan an alternative route and expect delays after the M62 was closed due to a crash.

By Jonathan Pritchard
Saturday, 30th October 2021, 1:40 pm
Updated Saturday, 30th October 2021, 1:42 pm
The M62 is closed heading westbound
The M62 is closed heading westbound

National Highways: Yorkshire said the carriageway has been 'fully blocked' at junction 23 due to a crash, which happened at around 1pm.

The motorway has been closed heading westbound between junction 24 for Outlane and junction 22 for Denshaw.

The agency said traffic officers were clearing debris and 'multiple vehicles' from the carriageway.

It tweeted: "#M62 westbound J24 #Outlane to J22 #Denshaw currently closed. The carriageway is fully blocked at J23 due to a traffic collision. #TrafficOfficers at scene currently clearing multiple vehicles and debris from the road. Delays are building. Please plan alternative route."

Images from motorway cameras also show traffic building up on the eastbound carriageway.

It is not yet known exactly how many vehicles have been involved, and if there are any injuries.