Car fire closes M62 motorway

M62
M62

A car fire closed three lanes of the M62 motorway causing tailbacks for several miles.

Fire crews from Morley, Hunslet and Rothwell were called to the eastbound carriageway at junction 30.

The Rover 75 caught fire underneath a bridge as firefighters spent an hour extinguishing the blaze and making the vehicle safe.

The motorway was reopened just before 3pm with thraffic conditions now returning to normal.

No one was injured in the incident.