Chaos on the M62 - drivers tell of stationary traffic all around Calderdale

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Drivers have been speaking of the chaos caused by the closure of the M62 after an accident earlier.

On Twitter, Gary Turner said: “Stuck in Rastrick thanks to M62 chaos. Have travelled five car lengths from my front door.”

Craig Clarkson tweeted: “A58 Whitehall Road backed up from Drighlington towards J26. 40 mins, gone about four miles now crawling.”

Margaret Allen tweeted: “Wakefield Road Lightcliffe down to Bailiff Bridge like a car park!”

Bus services are reported to be running at around an hour late because of the congestion.

One driver reported it took an hour and a half for her to drive along the A644 Wakefield Road from the roundabout with the M62 to the Tesco roundabout in Brighouse, where drivers were continuing to queue along Bradford Road.

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