350 litre spill from jack-knifed HGV on M62 near Leeds will cause significant delays all night

A 350 spill from a jack-knifed HGV is set to cause delays for the rest of the evening.

Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:50 pm
Updated Thursday, 5th December 2019, 6:51 pm

There are huge delays on the M62 this evening after a lorry jack-knifed - blocking three lanes.

The incident - on the M62 eastbound between J32 for Castleford and 32A - occurred shortly before 4pm

In an update, Highways England said significant delays would last for the rest of the night.

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The HGV has now been moved, but the spillage remains on the carriageway.

In a tweet, Highways England said: "Due to the 350 litre spill of diesel onto the carriageway we will be shortly returning to only 1 lane passing the scene in order to resurface the road.

"There will be significant delays in the area throughout the evening and night.

"Please plan your journeys."