Lorry hearth sparks site visitors chaos on M25

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right here was site visitors chaos on the M25 after a lorry turned on its aspect and burst into flames on Thursday morning.

The car caught hearth between Junction 8 and Junction 9 at round 4am with diesel spilling on to the anticlockwise carriageway additionally on hearth.

Either side of the motorway had been shut with the clockwise aspect reopening at about 6am earlier than Nationwide Highways posted an replace mentioned two extra lanes had reopened shortly after midday however warned of hour-long delays.

The hearth additionally precipitated issues in close by cities as site visitors moved on diversion by way of Tolworth and Reigate whereas queues had been additionally reported in Ashford, Sunbury, Cobham, Leatherhead, Walton and Esher.

Drivers went on line to complain about tailbacks with a number of saying they had been lacking flights due to the site visitors.


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