DRIVERS faced severe delays on the M62 after a lorry fire this morning.

Two lanes were closed on the westbound stretch of the motorway within junction 25 near Brighouse.

The blaze happened shortly before 3.30am.

Firefighters said the lorry contained electrical items and was "100 per cent involved in fire".

A National Highways spokesperson said shortly before 9.30am: "The scene is now clear and all lanes have reopened on the M62 in West Yorkshire westbound within junction 25 near Brighouse following a lorry fire.

"Thank you for your patience. 

"Please have a safe onward journey."

The spokesperson previously said there was a "complex recovery operation" taking place after the fire.

Traffic monitoring site Inrix described the delays as "severe" - with congestion stretching back to before junction 27, for Gildersome.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "We were called at 3.16am to reports of a lorry on fire on the M62 westbound carriageway junction 26 to 25.

"We sent two crews, from Cleckheaton and Dewsbury.

"The lorry contained electrical items and was 100 per cent involved in fire, but crews put out the blaze using breathing apparatus and hose reels.

"All crews had left the scene by 4.36am."