J22 w/b entry slip now open however 2 lanes remain closed W/B at J22 for carriageway clean up. Long delays back to J23
Dramatic footage shows how an Audi and a tow truck became engulfed in flames after catching fire on the M62 near Saddleworth.
Smoke can be seen billowing across the westbound carriageway of the motorway, while both the white van and its load burn away.
Two lanes were shut at J22 near Rishworth Moor at around 2pm.
It appears the vehicle had pulled over onto the hard shoulder, with the driver even getting out his hazard sign before the fire took hold.
Images taken by GMFRS station manager Jason Rain show the burnt out vehicle still smouldering.
The truck looked completely destroyed, as did the front end of the Audi it had been transporting.
The sliproad reopened at around 4pm, but lanes one and two were kept closed for around an hour after while the carriageway was treated by gritters and cleaned up.
Highways bosses tweeted to say the motorway was fully reopen by 5pm.
They posted on Twitter: “All lanes open and lane closures removed #M62 W/B just after entry slip at J22. Long delays remain back to J23 but clearing steadily.”
Traffic cameras show congestion is currently backed up to Huddersfield.
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