Severe delays on M62 in West Yorkshire as brakes lock on fuel tanker

There are severe delays on the M62 in West Yorkshire tonight after a laden fuel tanker broke down.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 5:52 pm

Traffic is building westbound from J25 to J24 near Ainley Top.

The brakes on the tanker have locked and it couldn't be moved, Highways Yorkshire said in a tweet.

Their tweet said: "westbound J25 to J24 Long delays through this section of road due to a fully laden fuel tanker that has broken down.

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Severe delays on M62 in West Yorkshire as brakes lock on fuel tanker cc Highways England

"The brakes have locked on so cannot move. Lane 1 & 2 closed.

"Recovery arranged and en-route.

"Great "Red-X" compliance prior to our arrival."

The AA said there are currently "severe delays" on the carriageway, with an average speed of just 10mph.

The service reported: "Severe delays of 18 minutes and delays easing on M62 Westbound between M62 (Hartshead Moor Services) and J24 A629 (Ainley Top). Average speed ten mph."