M1 pile-up causes miles of tailbacks

A multi-vehicle collision on the M1 this morning is causing miles of tailbacks.

Friday, 12th July 2019, 8:06 am
Updated Friday, 12th July 2019, 8:06 am
An M1 crash has caused miles of tailbacks

The pile-up, between Junction 40 for Ossett and 41 for Wakefield initially blocked three lanes and traffic was held while emergency services dealt with the incident.

Two lanes have since re-opened, but tailbacks of around seven miles have been reported.

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Highways England said traffic is now moving slowly and recovery work is under way for the vehicles involved in the crash.

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It has not yet been revealed whether anyone was injured in the collision.