Lorry overturns and catches fire in drama that closes M25 in Surrey in both directions


The only traffic jam in Britain! Lorry overturns and catches fire in drama that closes M25 in Surrey in both directions to cause massive tailbacks

  • M25 in Surrey is closed after a lorry overturned and caught fire this morning
  • All vehicles are halted between J6 and J7 in what could be a huge traffic jam
  • Fire crews from Surrey, London, Kent, and East Sussex are at scene of accident
  • South East Coast Ambulance do not believe there are any serious injuries
  • 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 set to cause mayhem on Day Three of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown.

All traffic has been halted clockwise between J6 (Godstone) and J7 (M23), while motorists are being diverted away from the accident.

Travel news website Inrix says: ‘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.’

Fire crews from Surrey, London Fire Brigade, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance.  

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 are also at the scene of the fire, but said they do not believe there are serious injuries. 

They are joined by Highways England and Surrey Police. 

Surrey Police said: ‘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.’ 

Fire crews from Surrey, London Fire Brigade, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance

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'

Surrey Police said: ‘We ask members of the public to remain in their vehicles and follow Government guidelines around social distancing’

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