The M62 Eastbound was shut at junction 27 while Highways Agency dealt with the fire.
The Agency said: "Due to the extent of the vehicle fire we have now closed #M62 eastbound between J27 and J28. West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service on the way.
"No injuries, however large fire + significant fuel spill across the road.
"Fire under control but there's a substantial fuel spill, Timescale unknown until rd assessed."
The agency later announced, at about 7pm "Lane 4 now open so fingers crossed you'll be through soon!"
One lane of the motorway has reopened as of 7pm but long delays are still expected
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