M180 reopens after six-vehicle pile-up (updated)
A crash involving at least six vehicles forced the closure of a stretch of the M180 to close this morning.
It happened at about 7.30am on the westbound carriageway.
Police said there were no fatalities.
A minibus carrying 11 children was among the vehicles involved in the accident, but officers say the passengers escaped injury.
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No further details of any injuries sustained by people in the crash have been released at this time.
The motorway was closed westbound between junctions 3 and 4 until 11.43am.
The eastbound carriageway was also closed for a time this morning to allow the Air Ambulance helicopter to land, but has since reopened.
A Humberside Police spokesman said in the wake of the accident: "We would advise drivers to take it very carefully.
"There is a lot of standing traffic. If at all possible drivers should take an alternative route, or should think twice about whether the journey is imperative."