Here's why there has been traffic disruption on the M62 at Ainley Top

Credit: Highways England.
Credit: Highways England.

A section of the M62 was closed in both directions this afternoon to make an overhead power line safe.

The motorway between junctions 24 and 25 at Ainley Top, near Huddersfield, was shut from around 3pm to allow Northern Powergrid to carry out the works, according to Highways England.

It has since re-opened, but traffic disruption is occurring.

Those travelling to the John Smith's Stadium to see pop band Little Mix were urged to allow extra time.

Highways England said that although the road has been re-opened, queues remain in both directions but should start to clear.

The agency thanked drivers for their patience.

Credit: Highways England.

Credit: Highways England.