Van on fire forces M1 lane closures in Wakefield

A van fire has caused two lanes of the M1 motorway to close in Wakefield.

A van i son fire at junction 39 on the northbound carriageway of the M1 PIC: Google

The fire is on the verge of the northbound carriageway at junction 39 for Durkar.

Traffic was held for a period but has now been released, but lanes one and two are still closed.

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A van i son fire at junction 39 on the northbound carriageway of the M1 PIC: Google