Updated: Multi-vehicle accident on M62 motorway causes major delays for Leeds commuters

Commuters driving towards Leeds have faced major delays after a serious accident on the M62 westbound this morning.

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A multi-vehicle incident between junctions 30 (Rothwell) and 29 (Lofthouse) initially led to reports that three of four lanes had been closed.

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Highways England has stated traffic is now easing after all lanes were reopened shortly before 9am.