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M62 reopens after ‘police incident’ when road shut in both directions

The Highways Agency shared a picture from a traffic-monitoring camera to show vehicles being turned round in the opposite direction following the closure.

The M62 has reopened after it was closed in both directions for several hours following a “police incident”.

The trans-Pennine motorway was closed between junction 23, Outlane, and junction 22 at Rishworth, West Yorkshire Police said.

Diversions were put in place while officers dealt with the incident.

It did not disclose details about what the incident involved.

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