A two-car accident closed part of the M62 on Monday afternoon.
The collision that took place on the M62 between Howden and Goole to the west resulted in “all traffic” being “held” twice, according to traffic reports.
The Inrix travel system reported “queuing traffic” and two-lane closures due to the crash that is said to have occurred between junction 37 and junction 36. However, it was later announced that all traffic was temporarily interrupted for the second time, but traffic was able to exit the freeway at Junction 37. She later updated her reports to say that there were again two lane closures.
Inrix said the “accident” happened shortly after entering exit 37.
And “heavy rain” didn’t help either.
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Meanwhile, Humberside police tweeted around 5:30 p.m. to confirm that the M62 westbound between Howden and Goole was currently closed due to the crash. The police advised drivers “to avoid the area if possible”.
And Highways England informed motorists about the incident on Monday via Twitter.
At 4:17 p.m. it was tweeted: “# M62 in westerly direction at J37 #Howden – The traffic on the carriageway in westerly direction is currently interrupted due to a collision with several vehicles. The weather conditions are poor. We hope that some lanes will be as soon as possible opened. @Humberbeat “
But at 5pm it added, “@Humberbeat UPDATE – Traffic will be closed immediately after J37 #Howden and the west entrance. @HumberbeatRoads and #TrafficOfficers are working with @YorksAmbulance to open the road asap.” “
It was then tweeted to say the restoration was on site at 6:25 p.m. and Lane 1 was open on the main carriageway. The west entrance at Exit 37, Howden, was said to have been closed.
However, at 6.42 p.m. it was reported that all lanes were reopened, including the entrance to exit 37.
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