M62 re-opened following closure but tailbacks remain

MOTORISTS FACE tailbacks on the commute home this evening following closures on the M62.

M62

West Yorkshire Police shut the stretch of motorway between junctions 22 and 23 east and west-bound just after 4pm as it dealt with an “ongoing incident”.

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Officers put closures in place after being called out to reports of concern for the safety of a man in Saddleworth Road, Halifax.

A force spokesman said the roads have now fully re-opened but the closure is having a significant impact on traffic and motorists.