Five miles of traffic on the A1(M) near Pontefract after collision

More than five miles of traffic has been reported after a collision on the A1(M) this afternoon. Picture: Highways England.
More than five miles of traffic has been reported after a collision on the A1(M) this afternoon. Picture: Highways England.

Traffic has been stopped after a collision on the A1(M) this afternoon.

A collision in the second lane has led to lane closures and congestion for motorists.

Highways England said they had closed the southbound carriageway while officers removed the involved vehicles from the road.

The incident took place between junction 38 (Redhouse) and junction 37 (Marr) earlier this afternoon.

Five miles of traffic has been reported on the southbound carriageway, with traffic backed up to the junction with the A639.

A further five miles of traffic has been reported on the northbound carriageway.

Motorists have been advised to avoid the area where possible.

Highways England said that Traffic Officers were attending the scene.

Update: The vehicles involved have been moved to the hard shoulder and traffic has been released.