M62 closure causes five-mile jam as pic shows huge pothole filled with flood water – Hull Live

The westbound carriageway has been closed at Goole after torrential downpour
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Officials from the National Highways agency have revealed the extent of damage after flooding closed the M62 in East Yorkshire.
Motorists were warned of huge queues stretching back five miles after the closure on the westbound carriageway of the M62 motorway. It followed torrential downpours on Thursday afternoon.
A picture from National Highways showed a pothole filled with water so deep that a McDonald's coffee cup standing within it is barely visible. A diversion has been put in place to help motorists avoid junctions 36 and 37, but they are being advised to allow extra time.
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A spokesperson for National Highways said: "Road users are advised the westbound carriageway of the M62 Ouse Bridge has been closed due to potholes caused by today’s heavy rain. Maintenance crews are en route to assess the damaged caused and plan the most effective and appropriate repair.
"Until then the two lanes used by westbound traffic will remain closed between junction 37 (Howden) and 36 (Goole) with traffic diverted on to local routes across the Boothferry Bridge. Drivers should allow extra time for their journeys.
"Eastbound traffic using the contraflow on the westbound carriageway is not affected."
Traffic website Inrix says: "M62 Westbound closed, queueing traffic for five miles due to emergency repairs from J37 A614 (Howden) to J36 A614 Rawcliffe Road (Goole). Congestion to Gilberdyke. Traffic is slow in Howden as a result of people avoiding the M62 closure. Traffic is also heavy in Goole."
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