Cheeky ice cream van cashes in on trade from jammed motorists trapped on M62

There was a bit of relief for drivers snarled up in a hot, sweaty tailback on the M62 when an ice cream van driver rocked up and started selling 99s.

It’s not entirely clear whether the ice cream van was deliberately sent out to the motorway by a savvy business-owner or if it was just on its way up the motorway and the driver had a brainwave while they were already in traffic.

Images posted by delighted drivers show a lengthy queue of traffic – up to seven miles long according to some reports – with a large group of customers getting out of their cars and queueing up for a cooling ice-cream.

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A group of customers can be seen waiting to get their 99' with a few more people further up the motorway just stretching their legs.

One image was posted by Krissiy Sutcliffe, with the caption: "Only in Yorkshire..7 mile tailback on the M62 so what do you do? Sell your ice-cream on a hot day.

"Could only happen in Yorkshire, that’s why we love Yorkshire."

Traffic had been brought to a standstill on the M62 Eastbound on Sunday, June 19, following an accident.

At 12.10pm drivers reported being congestion was building up on the motorway between junction 26 M606 at Chain Bar and junction 25 at Brighouse. At 12.34pm drivers remained at a standstill.

The incident left some drivers opening their car doors to cool off as temperatures soared up to 23C.

Several envious social media users said they wished they had seen an ice cream van while they were stuck in motorway traffic.

John Cheshire wrote “I've been stuck here many times, the M62 is the Motorway between Lancashire and Yorkshire (and intense driving). I never had the luck of an ice cream van though!”

Janet Oldfield added: “We travel on M62 all the time. We live about 15 miles from our daughter in Leeds. It's always like this. I will be constantly looking for an ice cream van now.”


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