The huge 500lbs bomb causing traffic chaos in Yorkshire

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This is the huge 500lb unexploded World War Two bomb that has completely closed off the M62 and caused traffic chaos in Yorkshire.

The live device was dug up at the site of a newly-developed housing area in Goole on Thursday, July 22.

The discovery in Rawcliffe Road has led to a huge cordon being put in place with numerous road closures, including the M62, and a no-fly zone being enforced, reports Hull Live.

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Those living in the immediate vicinity of the find have been asked to stay inside their homes and businesses were told to shut up shop early.

As a result the M62 has been closed between Howden and Goole since 8pm on Friday night, which has led to gridlock on the Humber Bridge, bottlenecked traffic and huge queues in the nearby village of Airmyn.

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Humber Bridge news Tweeted: “Due to the M62 closure in the Goole/Howden area, there is a significant amount of traffic crossing the Humber Bridge, resulting in queuing traffic at the toll booths. Please allow extra time for your journey.”

Army bomb experts remain at the Beal Homes site as they plan to detonate the bomb at some point today, Saturday.



Numerous roads have been closed and a no fly zone enforced

Humberside Police have said that restrictions will remain in place until the device has been successfully dealt with.

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