UPDATE: All lanes re-open on M62 but long delays continue

Drivers faced lengthy delays this morning after two collisions forced the closure of a stretch of the M62 near Selby in Yorkshire.

M62 has re-opened
M62 has re-opened

The first collision involved two HGVs and happened at junction 34 on the motorway’s westbound carriageway, close to Eggborough and Great Heck, at about 7.15am.

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Then, shortly after 8am, four cars and an HGV were involved in a collision between junctions 35 and 34, also on the westbound carriageway.

M62 has re-opened

Police are on the scene and the air ambulance has attended, with the motorway being closed for a period westbound between junctions 36 and 34.

All lanes have now reopened and although long delays remain between junctions 35 and 34, the Highways Agency says they are “clearing steadily”.