Rush-hour congestion on M62

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The M62 east bound slip road joining the M1 is currently closed following an accident at 4.48 am today.

It is expected that the road will be closed for a considerable time and will impact on the morning rush hour.

Accident investigation work is being carried out by J29 M1 (Lofthouse) and a diversion is operating via the Lofthouse Interchange roundabout.

Police also advise that traffic can use the M621 as an alternative.

And, one lane is closed on the M62 slip road to M606 northbound and slow traffic at eastbound J26, M606 (Chain Bar) due to a broken down vehicle.

Today, there will be outbreaks of rain for much of the morning and a strong wind.

It will become brighter later, however remaining windy with blustery showers.

Tonight will be windy but mild.