All lanes have now reopened following the multi-vehicle collision on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 26 and 27 and the vehicles involved have been moved to the hard shoulder.
However, delays of around an hour are still expected.
A highways England spokesperson said: "All lanes have re-opened on the #M62 eastbound between J26 and J27 near #Birkenshaw following a collision involving multiple vehicles.
"Vehicles have been moved to the hard shoulder for recovery.
"Delays are approx 60 minutes above normal journey time remain but will start to ease"