Major delays on M62 near Leeds after lorry carrying 25 tonnes of acid batteries catches fire

Firefighters have been called out to the M62 after a lorry carrying 25 tonnes of acid batteries caught light.

Wednesday, 23rd June 2021, 12:03 pm

The HGV caught fire at about 10.50am on the Eastbound carriageway, between Junction 27 at Birstall and Junction 28 at Tingley.

Fire crews from Morley, Hunslet, Dewsbury, Cleackheaton and specialist officers are tackling the blaze.

The road was closed and traffic diverted causing delays of more than 35 minutes approaching the fire.

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There are delays of more than 35 minutes (Photo: MotorwayCameras.co.uk)

Traffic has now been released, but lanes 1, 2 and 3 remain closed.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews dealing with HGV carrying 25 tonnes of acid batteries on fire.

"Appliances from Morley, Hunslet, Dewsbury, Cleackheaton and specialist officers are tackling the fire.

"Further updates to follow."