Section of M62 westbound closed due to vehicle fire

A large section of the M62 westbound motorway has been closed to traffic following a vehicle fire.

Wednesday, 10th November 2021, 4:51 pm

The westbound carriageway of the M62, junction 29 at the Lofthouse interchange has been closed until further notice following a vehicle fire.

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Traffic is queued back as far as junction 31 at Normanton with the public being advised to avoid the area and plan an alternative route.

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Traffic cameras on the Westbound carriageway show the traffic that has built up near junction 30. Picture: Highways England.

When quizzed on Twitter regarding those vehicles already stuck West Yorkshire Police's Contact Management Centre replied:

"Unfortunately they will have to wait until it's reopened and cleared."

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