A fire in a trailer full of parsnips caused problems for drivers on the M62 near Huddersfield.

The blaze was so severe it burned through the bottom of the trailer causing parsnips to spill onto the westbound carriageway.

The fire broke out about 1.30am on Wednesday. Two lanes and the hard shoulder were initially closed between junctions 23 (Huddersfield) and 22 (Rishworth Moor) as firefighters from Huddersfield, Rastrick and Manchester dealt with the incident.

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The parsnips were removed from the road and one lane stayed closed during the clean up.

Firefighters think the cause may have been brakes on the trailer which seized. They praised the driver for pulling onto the hard shoulder and unhooking the trailer, which stopped the fire spreading to the cab.

All lanes were reopened by 8am. No-one was injured.