Woodhead Pass closed in both directions after 'serious accident'

The Woodhead Pass (Photo: Google).
The Woodhead Pass (Photo: Google).
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Drivers are being urged to avoid the Woodhead Pass after a serious accident closed it in both directions.

The closure is affecting the stretch of the road between the A57 Gun Inn and the A616 Flouch roundabout following an incident between Holme Moss and Dunford Bridge.

Traffic is being diverted via Holmfirth and drivers needing to travel between Greater Manchester and South Yorkshire are being encouraged to use the M62 or A57 Snake Pass.

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