M62 closed in both directions: Morning traffic and weather round up

Accident on M62 near Castleford
Accident on M62 near Castleford

The M62 is closed in both directions because of a serious multi-vehicle accident and a fuel spillage.

The accident has closed the eastbound carriageway between junction 30 at Rothwell and junction 31 at Castleford. The westbound carriageway has also been closed between junction 32 at Pontefract and junction 30 at Rothwell.

Diversions are in place. The road is expected to re-open from 10am.

Generally cloudy with any early mist and fog patches slowly clearing. However, some brighter spells are likely, especially this afternoon. Temperatures are expected to reach six degrees celsius.