THERE are huge delays on a major motorway this morning, with just one lane open, due to a "technical problem".

Three lanes of the westbound carriageway of the M62 are shut currently, between junction 25 (Brighouse) and junction 24 (Ainley Top).

This is due to a technical issue from overnight roadworks.

The issue was first reported at 6.47am, according to the AA.

Vehicles are only able to use lane four of the carriageway, with lane one, two and three shut.

This is causing congestion to stretch back to junction 27 (Gildersome).

Journeys are taking an extra 40 minutes currently, as a result.

A spokesperson for Highways England said at 10.27am: "An engineer is en-route to site to switch the power off."