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Up to a £1000 is up for grabs in prize money for the person who can carry a sack of coal nearly a mile up a steep hill in the village.
Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to a vehicle fire on M1 Northbound between J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) and J41 A650 (Carrgate).
Lanes one and two (of four) is closed.
An exit slip road on the M1 Northbound has reopened after a lorry fire.
The blaze at J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield) around 11am didn't impact the main carriageway - but meant the slip road had to be closed.
The lorry has now been removed from the scene and the road reopened.
There are no delays on the main carriageway.
Nobody was injured in the fire.
The M1 Northbound exit slip road is expected to remain closed for some time after a lorry fire at J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield).
The closure is to facilitate recovery of the vehicle and carry out checks of the carriageway.
M1 Northbound exit slip road is closed due to lorry fire at J40 A638 (Ossett / Wakefield).
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