M62 at Huddersfield and Rishworth closed westbound due to large lorry fire

The lorry caught fire while travelling on the M62 Credit: Highways England

Traffic using the M62 in West Yorkshire faced long delays after a large lorry fire.

The westbound carriageway was closed between junction 24 at Ainley Top near Huddersfield and junction 22 at Rishworth on Tuesday morning after the vehicle caught fire.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene shortly after 5am and put the fire out.

The aftermath of the lorry fire Credit: Highways England

Crews from Rastrick, Huddersfield, Halifax and Slaithwaite fire stations attended.

There were six miles of queues on the approach and drivers were initially warned of delays of 70 minutes.

Fire crews were called at around 5am Credit: Highways England

Motorists were advised to approach with caution due to foggy conditions, with a yellow warning in place from the Met Office.

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