M62 traffic halts for 'animals in the road' near Birstall Junction 27 Retail Park

Traffic has built up on the M62 following reports of "animals in the road".

M62. Pic: Google.

Tailbacks are occurring on the motorway's westbound carriageway link road with the M621 at junction 27, close to the retail park at Birstall, this afternoon.

Mandy Taylor, a member of the Charity Angels, tweeted: "Junction 27 #M62 westbound at a total standstill due to animals in the road".

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She included a picture which shows a motorway sign issuing the warning.

The West Yorkshire Police Force Command Hub said: "We are getting reports of a dog on the network."

Highways England said that traffic was held due to "another loose dog" on the road, but vehicles were later released and "flowing".