The stretch of M1 where a lorry burst in to flames earlier today is expected to be closed overnight for resurfacing, according to Highways England.
The agency is hoping the road will be reopened in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour, but due to high temperatures overnight it was difficult to predict the exact time it could take traffic.
More top news
UK weather forecast. Calendar weather: Rain and hill snow Thursday. Windy. Turning colder
Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control, as horrific attacks on livestock take their toll on Yorkshire farmers.
Police have since arrested three men aged 27, 24 and 47 from the address in connection with the report and remain in custody.