Four miles of traffic as multi-vehicle accident closes M1 at Wakefield

More than four miles of traffic has been reported after a multi-vehicle accident on the M1 at Wakefield this morning.

Friday, 17th January 2020, 9:17 am
Updated Friday, 17th January 2020, 9:24 am

Highways England said they had closed the southbound carriageway between junction 41 (Carr Gate) and junction 40 (Ossett) after a multi-vehicle collision at around 7.30am.

More than four miles of traffic has built up on the northbound carriageway on approach to the incident.

Heavy traffic has been reported on the westbound M62 as a result of the closure, with traffic back to junction 31 (Castleford).

More than four miles of traffic has been reported after a multi-vehicle accident on the M1 at Wakefield this morning.

Traffic through Wakefield city centre is also heavy as a result of traffic following the diversion.

Passersby have also reported large amounts of debris in the area.

Highways England said that two lanes had been reopened, but traffic remains heavy in the area.