M62 near Brighouse in West Yorkshire part closed after lorry catches fire

Drivers are being warned to expect delays this morning after the lorry burst into flames. Credit: National Highways

A major motorway has been partially closed after a lorry caught on fire.

Two of three lanes have been closed on the M62 westbound within J25 near Brighouse.

National Highways said the fire had now been extinguished, but that "work to recover the vehicle and assess the road surface will begin shortly".

The lorry burst into flames at around 3.15am. The recovery work is expected to continue throughout rush hour.

Drivers are being warned to expect severe delays.

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