Huge delays on the M62 between Brighouse and Elland as lorry catches fire

The M62 is closed westbound after a lorry caught fire.

Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 4:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 6:01 pm

There are delays of up to five miles in the area.

It has been closed westbound between J25 near Brighouse and J24 near Huddersfield due to the fire.

Emergency services are at the scene and Highways England has traffic officers on the way.

The M62 near Brighouse.

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Huge delays on the M62 between Brighouse and Elland as lorry catches fire

Last updated: Tuesday, 03 August, 2021, 21:22

Full statement from the fire service

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Only one lane of the M62 is now closed

A picture from the scene (photo: Samantha Smith)

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Delays in the area are now around 80 minutes

The closure is affecting bus services in the area

The road is not expected to reopen until at least 7pm

Highways England said: “The M62 in West Yorkshire is closed westbound between J25 near Brighouse and J24 near Huddersfield due to a lorry fire.

“Traffic is being temporarily help o the eastbound carriageway.

“Emergency services are in attendance, Highways England has Traffic Officers deployed to assist.

“Westbound traffic is being diverted off the M62 at J25.”

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