THERE are long delays on the M62 with the hard shoulder lane closed near junction 27 westbound.

Traffic is queuing from J28 A653 Dewsbury Road (Tingley) to J27 A62 Gelderd Road (Gildersome) in the construction area.

The delays are also affecting traffic merging on to the M62 from the M621, with congestion back to J1.

Highways England have tweeted that it has been able to open 60% of the lane but a technical issue is preventing them from opening the rest.

They says this is due to be repaired tonight.

The tweet says: "We are aware this is causing heavy congestion. Thank you for your patience."