Live as traffic completely held on M62 following lorry fire

Traffic is being held on the M62 after a lorry fire broke out on the motorway. According to the traffic management system, Inrix, traffic is being temporarily held on the M62 eastbound following the fire. This is taking place between junction 24 at the A629 and junction 23 by Huddersfield.

Queuing traffic is building both on the M62 and on the exit slip road as drivers try to avoid the held traffic. Inrix said: "All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to lorry fire on M62 Eastbound at J24 A629 (Ainley Top). Congestion to J23 Huddersfield.

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"Queuing traffic on the exit slip as drivers avoid the traffic held."

West Yorkshire Police have been contacted for comment.


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