Delays as M1 closed in West Yorkshire

Motorists are being warned of severe delays on a major West Yorkshire motorway this morning.

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Congestion is building up from junction 42 of the M1 at Lofthouse, near Leeds, after a lorry jack-knifed this morning.

Motorists are being warned that the carriageway is closed while emergency vehicles attend the scene.

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Traffic is being diverted and there are reports of delays of up to 30 minutes.

There has also been reports of a broken down vehicle at J40 of the M1 Northbound.

West Yorkshire Police took to Twitter this morning to warn motorists to avoid the area if possible.

More to follow.