THERE are delays and diversions on the M62 this morning after an unexploded bomb from the Second World War was unearthed on a building site.

The M62 is currently closed between Junction 35 for the M18 and Junction 37 for Howden in East Yorkshire, and has been since 9pm yesterday.

There has been a scene in place since 11.45am on Thursday when police were called to a new housing development in Goole to reports an unexploded bomb from World War Two had been found.

The bomb squad was called and were working overnight, confirming the bomb was still live and began making plans to safely detonate it.

People loving nearby had been evacuated and an extended cordon was put in place yesterday from 8pm covering the M62 and other roads, remaining in place until the bomb had been exploded.

People living in the surrounding area have been told to stay indoors until the incident is over and businesses have also been told to stay shut until it is safe.

A multi-agency approach has put road diversions in place for motorists and a temporary 1,600 metre vertical no-fly zone has been put in place until at least 3pm today over the area.



At 5.42pm, the incident had been closed by Humberside Police, with the 500lb bomb safely detonated and removed from the area.

All travel restrictions on the roads and in the air have been removed and the public have returned to their homes. 

Police thanked the public for their patience and support during the past few days.