M62 traffic latest: Highways England's car catches FIRE trying to rescue ...

Queues of more than eight miles built around the M62 after the Lancashire to West Yorkshire motorway was closed to clear snow drifts and grit the road.

But the efforts to get traffic moving failed when the Highways England 4x4, which was making a road block burst into flames between junctions 21 and 22.

A spokesperson said: “A traffic officer vehicle caught fire on the eastbound carriageway between junctions 21 and 22, nearer to 22.

“It was part of a road block to allow a crew to grit the area.

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