Traffic alert: Vehicle fire forces M1 lane closures near Wakefield

Highways England has shared this image of the incident on Twitter.

Highways England has shared this image of the incident on Twitter.

Two lanes of the M1 were closed this morning while emergency services deal with the aftermath of a vehicle fire.

Crews from West Yorkshire Fire Service were at the scene of the incident near Wakefield shortly after 9am this morning.

Two lanes of the northbound carriageway were closed between Junction 40 and Junction 41 until they had put the fire out.

One lane remain closed until the vehicle had been recovered.

Highways England said the earlier congestion had now cleared and the carriageway was fully reopened.

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