Delays on M62 after lorry crash

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An accident, near Scammonden, involving a lorry shut the M62 westbound this afternoon.

The carriageway is closed between junction 24 Ainley Top and junction 22 Rishworth Moor. The Highways Agency have reported that the stretch of road is like to remain closed into the evening as emergency crews recover the lorry and repair damaged barriers.

Delays of an hour were being reported at 5.10pm.

A diversion was in operation via the A629, A646, A6033, A58, A664, A6193 through Hebden Bridge and Todmorden, to rejoin the M62 at junction 21.

Drivers are being urged to check traffic conditions before heading west on the m62. The eastbound carriageway is unaffected.