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M62 traffic: Three lanes closed near Leeds after collision

Traffic building up on the M62 westbound carriageway between junctions 26 and 27. Picture: Crown 2018
Traffic building up on the M62 westbound carriageway between junctions 26 and 27. Picture: Crown 2018

Three lanes of the M62 have been closed following a collision on the motorway near Leeds.

Highways England has warned that three lanes are closed on the westbound carriageway between junction 27 (Gildersome) and junction 26 (Chain Bar).

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It said its traffic officers and West Yorkshire Police's Road Policing Unit were en route to the scene at around 2.45pm.

Drivers are being urged to follow the Red X signs on the 'Smart Motorway' which warn of closures ahead.

Delays of around 10 minutes are currently being reported.

Read more: On shift with West Yorkshire Police’s Roads Policing Unit