Driver who ran out of petrol prompts lane closure on M62

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A driver who ran out of petrol sparked a scare on the M62 last night (Tuesday).

A concerned motorist raised the alarm when he saw someone walking on the hard shoulder with a petrol can.

Highways England put the matrix warning signs on and temporarily closed one lane on the eastbound stretch of the motorway between junction 25 (Brighouse) and junction 26 (Chain Bar).