Traffic chaos in Calderdale after Elland Bridge closure

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Motorists face traffic chaos on the roads this morning following the closure of Elland Bridge.

The bridge has been closed since last Tuesday after it began to collapse.

Drivers have had to find alternative routes for their journeys, leading to severe traffic delays.

The M62 eastbuond between junction 24, A629 (Ainley Top) and J25, A644 (Brighouse) is heavily congested.

Delays are also likely on the A629 Calderdale Way westbound in Elland, between the A6025 Halifax Road junction and the A6026 Wakefield Road junction.

A diversion is in operation on the bridge - from Brighouse via Elland Road/Park Road onto the by bypass, but not into Elland.

The diversion to Elland is via the bypass onto Stainland Road and into West Vale.