One lane closed and slow traffic due to accident on M62 Westbound between J27 M621 / A650 / A62 (Gildersome) and J26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).
There is congestion to J28 A650 / A653 (Tingley).
Lane one (of three) is closed.
Update from the gritters
There’s a bid to clear Woodhead Road today, which remains closed
Kirklees gritters have said they’re heading out to grit secondary routes this morning, plus sending a team up to the A6024 to clear it to try and get it re-opened.
So it was a cold start for us all today, with icy patches on some roads.
The forecast shows it gradually brightening up, with a maximum temperature 6°C.
Tonight will be cloudy with a minimum temperature -1°C overnight which will mean frosts on Tuesday morning.
Firefighters have been dealing with a blaze at a tyre firm in Huddersfield this morning.
They were called at 6.28am on Monday morning to Bridge Tyres, off Manchester Road at Longroyd Bridge, to reports of a building ablaze.
Three engines, two from Huddersfield and one from Rastrick, were sent and were able to tackle the blaze quickly.
Watch Commander Andy Wooler said: “The crews got there and there was a two storey building well alight.
“They’ve been dealing with it for almost two hours and will remain there damping down.
“Nobody was injured and we’ll have an FI (fire investigator) look around today to try to establish the cause of the fire.”
The building on fire is behind those facing the main road, but commuters will have seen fire appliances parked near the busy junction.
A diversion on the buses in rural areas due to icy roads.
And some diversiosn due to road closures or burst water mains:
There’s slow traffic and one lane closed due to broken down vehicle on M62 Westbound between J23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and J22 A672 (Rishworth Moor).
Lane three (of three) is closed.
There is just 1 school so far that has confirmed it is opening later, and it’s due to a boiler issue.
The following roads remain closed this morning:
1) A6024 Woodhead Road closed due to snow between Fieldhead Lane and A628 (Holmfirth Turn Off).
2) Plus the A635 and A640 are also closed due to icy conditions.
Happy Monday Huddersfield!
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Here’s a snap of a sunny Scammonden Water – it won’t be long until the sun shines on us and we have lovely blue skies like in this photo… honest!
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