Broken down lorry causing traffic chaos in Wakefield this afternoon

Traffic has been reported after an HGV broke down on Doncaster Road, at the junction with the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road. Picture: Google.
Traffic has been reported after an HGV broke down on Doncaster Road, at the junction with the Wakefield Eastern Relief Road. Picture: Google.

Heavy traffic has been reported around Wakefield city centre after an HGV broke down on the A638 today (Friday).

Wakefield Council said that the HGV had broken down on Doncaster Road, the A638, close to the junction with Wakefield Eastern Relief Road and asked motorists to avoid the area if at all possible.

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More than two miles of traffic has been reported, with stationary traffic from Wakefield Kirkgate through to Crofton.

Delays of up to 30 minutes are expected.

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