A police traffic Land Rover Discovery caught Fire and ice….and snow during a road block on the M62 eastbound carriageway between junctions 21 and 22.
The Police traffic 4×4 vehicle was forming part of a road block to allow gritting trucks access to the area when the vehicle caught fire. No officers were hurt or caught in the fire and it still remains unclear how the blaze started, unlike the jokes about grilled bacon!
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.
North West Motorway Police stated that the highest point of the motorway between Manchester and Huddersfield is currently being tackled by ploughs.
In an official statement, they said: “Our patrols in 4x4s are working with Highways England patrols and contractors with snow ploughs on the M62 J21 to J22 eastbound, which is currently stopped due to the weather conditions.
“There is currently eight miles of tailbacks so we would advise drivers to avoid this area and not travel unless absolutely essential.”