A car and caravan fire caused chaos on the M62 eastbound this morning.

The fire saw two out of three lanes closed shortly before midday on Sunday (September 19) from junction 22.

All lanes have since reopened but travel time is still reported to be around 30 minutes with six miles of tailbacks.

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The two lane closures caused congestion from J22 A672 to Rishworth Moor to J23 A640 New Hey Road to Huddersfield, reports YorkshireLive.

At around lunchtime today, there was still nearly six miles of traffic on the eastbound carriageway.

YorkshireLive reported of video footage showing a caravan engulfed in flames with black smoke billowing into the sky and part of the grass motorway verge also on fire.

Shortly after 11.30am, Highways England Yorkshire tweeted: “1 (of 3) lanes closed on the #M62 eastbound between J22 and J23 near #Huddersfield due to a vehicle fire.

“There is approx. 4.5 miles of congestion. Please add an extra 40 minutes on to your current journey time. We'll keep you updated.”

In an update, posted at around 12.30pm, the account added: “Fire has been extinguished and vehicle awaiting recovery.

“All lanes open #M62 eastbound between J22 (#Denshaw) and J23 (#Huddersfield). Please allow time for the delays to ease.

“Approx. 6 miles of congestion remains, add an extra 30 minutes on to your current journey time.”

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