The ONLY traffic jam in Britain! Lorry overturns and catches fire in M25 drama that closes motorway in both directions to cause massive tailbacks
- M25 in Surrey is closed after a lorry overturned and caught fire this morning
- Fire crews from Surrey, London, Kent, and East Sussex fought huge fire
- South East Coast Ambulance said that no one was taken to hospital
- Police instructed people to stay in their vehicles amid coronavirus pandemic
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The M25 in Surrey is closed after a lorry overturned and caught fire in a massive crash on Day Three of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown.
Fire crews from Surrey, London Fire Brigade, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service attended.
They were joined by Highways England and Surrey Police.
All traffic was halted clockwise between J6 (Godstone) and J7 (M23), while motorists were diverted away from the accident.
Travel news website Inrix said: ‘All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to vehicle fire on M25 clockwise after J6 A22 (Godstone).
‘All traffic has been held while emergency services attend to the blaze.’
The M25 in Surrey is closed after a lorry overturned and caught fire in a massive crash set to cause mayhem on Day Three of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown
South East Coast Ambulance Service were at the scene of the fire, but have since left. They said that no one has been taken to hospital.
Surrey Fire and Rescue said that crews are putting foam blankets onto the LGV involved, in a bid to contain the fire to the clockwise carriageway.
They said: ‘We received a call this morning around 10.50am to a report of a vehicle fire on the M25 between Junctions 6 and 7.
‘In total six fire engines were sent alongside some specialist vehicles, with the first arriving around 10.55am. One lorry was alight.
‘This is an ongoing incident and units remain at the scene.’
Surrey Police said the M25 will be closed for ‘several hours’.
A spokesperson added: ‘We were called to Junction 6 on the M25 at around 10am this morning following reports of a lorry on fire.
Officers remain on scene with Surrey Fire and Rescue and the junction is currently closed. We ask members of the public to remain in their vehicles and follow Government guidelines around social distancing.’
Anticlockwise has since reopened, and trapped traffic has disappeared.
Fire crews from Surrey, London Fire Brigade, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance
Surrey Police said: ‘We ask members of the public to remain in their vehicles and follow Government guidelines around social distancing’