Crash causes motorway traffic chaos around Leeds

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DRIVERS faced major delays around Leeds after a crash involving a van and a lorry backed up sections of the M1 and M62 motorways.

One lane of the M1 was closed and, with traffic queuing southbound between the M62 at Lofthouse and Junction 41, the A650 at Carrgate.

The accident involved a van and a lorry in a roadworks area.

Congestion was reported southbound on the M1 from Leeds back to Stourton.

Queues were also backing up on to the M62 for traffic trying to join the M1.