BREAKING: Major road near Sheffield closed and man in hospital with ‘serious’ injuries

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A major road near Sheffield is currently closed in both directions due to a ‘serious’ incident.

The A628 Woodhead Pass is closed between the A57 near Tintwistle and the A616 (Flouch roundabout) near Langsett.

The information comes from Highways Yorkshire, which says the road is expected to remain closed ‘for several more hours’ while emergency services deal with an accident.

UPDATE: Derbyshire Police has released a statement: “Police are dealing with a serious road collision on the A628 Woodhead Pass near the junction with the B6105.

“At about 2.10pm a motorcycle and a lorry collided.

“The motorcycle rider sustained serious leg injuries and has been taken to hospital in Wythenshaw. The lorry driver wasn’t injured.

“The road is expected to be closed for several hours and motorists are advised to find an alternative route.”

Anyone who witnessed the crash should ring police on 101.

For more updates, keep following.