Lane closure on the A1(M) near Pontefract

A lane has been closed on the A1(M) close to Pontefract this afternoon. Picture: Google Maps.
A lane has been closed on the A1(M) close to Pontefract this afternoon. Picture: Google Maps.

A lane has been closed on the A1(M) close to Pontefract this afternoon.

Highways England said they has closed lane one of the southbound carriageway prior to Darrington.

➡️ Abnormal load causes heavy traffic on M62
It is believed that an HGV has broken down on the road.

Traffic officers are on the scene.

Three miles of congestion have been reported and traffic has begun to back up on the the M62.