POLICE closed a motorway in both directions during the early hours of this morning.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police shut the M62, near junction 27 (Gildersome), both ways at around 3.02am today.

It was due to a "police incident".

Motorists were advised to avoid the area where possible, due to long delays.

Both carriageways then reopened just under 20 minutes later, at 3.21pm.

A police spokesperson said: "The police incident on the M62 has now been resolved.

"Thank you for your assistance."