Motorists can expect delays on the M62 in both directions until Saturday afternoon following the discovery of an unexploded World War 2 bomb in Goole.
The motorway both eastbound and westbound between junctions 35 (M18 interchange) and 37 was closed at 8pm on Friday (July 23) night, while road closures are also in place along a section of the A614.
It is expected the closures will last until Saturday (24 July) lunchtime with the controlled explosion of the device expected.
Aircraft are currently prohibited from flying over the area.
Humberside Police have been in attendance at a building site in Rawcliffe Road since the discovery of the bomb, while the Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team have been on-site assessing the situation and have confirmed that the device is live.
The Explosive Ordnance Disposal team are on site
(Image: SeEan Stewart)
Traffic is currently coping well and the diversion at junction 35 westbound involves joining the A614 towards the roundabout, then exiting at Boothferry Road before joining the A19. After the A19, join the A63 through Selby before joining the A19 south. You can then join the M62 at J34. If travelling eastbound, then follow westbound.
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