M62 motorists drive on hard shoulder during road closure traffic

Frustrated drivers on the M62 took to the hard shoulder during heavy traffic.

Credit: Highways England.

Congestion built up between junctions 22 and 23 eastbound last night because of a full closure for planned works between junctions 23 and 24.

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"This is compounded by people thinking it is acceptable to drive on the hard shoulder," the agency said in a tweet. "This is for emergency use only."

Details of such drivers are always passed on to West Yorkshire Police's Roads Policing Unit, the agency added.