Huge queues on major routes into Halifax

Police and ambulance crews at the scene of an accident which left a car on its roof on the A58 Leeds Road near Hipperholme crossroads
Police and ambulance crews at the scene of an accident which left a car on its roof on the A58 Leeds Road near Hipperholme crossroads

Major routes into Halifax are snarled up with long traffic queues this morning following a crash at the busy Hipperholme crossroads and a broken down truck on the Elland bypass.

Rush hour traffic is at a standstill after an accident, which left a car on its roof, near the busy Hipperholme crossroads.

Long traffic queues on the A629 Calderdale Way bypass between Ainley Top and Elland

Long traffic queues on the A629 Calderdale Way bypass between Ainley Top and Elland

The incident is causing massive disruption on the A58 between Leeds and Halifax.

Police are diverting traffic away from the scene of the crash which is around the junction of Thompson Close and Leeds Road.

Ambulance crews are also at the scene.

Rush hour traffic was at a standstill on the busy A629 Calderdale Way between Ainley Top and Elland after a concrete mixer got broke down.

Queues were stretching as far back as the Ainley Top roundabout on the bypass as police and recovery crews dealt with the truck.

The road was reopened just before 8am but there may be delays in the area.