Long queues as emergency repairs carried out on M62 at Wakefield

Almost four miles of traffic has been reported on the M62 at Wakefield this morning.

Thursday, 9th July 2020, 10:18 am
Updated Thursday, 9th July 2020, 10:22 am
Almost four miles of traffic has been reported on the M62 at Wakefield this morning. Photos: Highways England.

Highways England said they had closed three lanes of westbound carriageway at around 6am today (Thursday, July 9), after being made aware of a pothole on the carriageway.

Photos from the scene show a large hole in the ground filled with rainwater between junction 29 (Lofthouse) and junction 28 (Tingley).

Emergency repairs have been carried out and the carriageway reopened, but long delays remain in the area.

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Around four miles of traffic has been reported on the motorway.