Leeds & West Yorkshire

M62 westbound closed after cows escape

An escaped herd of cattle forced police and highways officials to close the M62 westbound between junctions 26 and 27.

Motorists were caught in delays of up to 20 minutes after 10 cows made their way on to the motorway shortly after 09:05 BST.

A Highways Agency spokesman a "total closure" was in place between Gildersome and Chain Bar for about 40 minutes while the animals were removed.

The road was reopened, under a rolling road block, shortly after 10:30 BST.

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