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Huge lorry fire on A20 brings traffic to a standstill – live updates

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Original article from Kent Live

A huge lorry fire has brought traffic to a standstill on the A20 this afternoon (June 14)

Pictures on social media show plumes of smoke high in the air.

The westbound carriageway is currently closed and the emergency services have raced to the scene.

Traffic between Dover and Folkestone is being affected as a result of the fire.

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There is currently stationary traffic from Old Folkestone Road, Western Heights roundabout to B2011 Court Wood Interchange).

KentLive has contacted Kent Police for a statement.

You can keep up to date with everything happening via our updates below

Key Events

  • Kent Police have issued a statement

Henry Collier

Pictures show firefighters on the scene of the A20 fire

Firefighters on the scene of the fire

Dramatic pictures taken by Faye Hackett have shown fireighters on the scene of the A20 fire in Dover.

The road is currently closed as emergency services tackle the blaze.

Traffic in both Dover and Folkestone will be affected as a result.

KEY EVENT

Kent Police have issued a statement

Kent Police was called to a report of a lorry fire on the A20, Londonbound, near Aycliffe at around 3.20pm on Monday 14 June 2021.
The carriageway is currently closed at the roundabout to assist Kent Fire and Rescue Service.

The lorry fire on the A20

Lauren MacDougall

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Henry Collier

What do we know at the moment?

There has been a huge fire on A20 Westbound.

The westbound carriageway is currently closed with stationary traffic due to lorry fire from Old Folkestone Road (Western Heights roundabout) to B2011 (Court Wood Interchange).

Affecting traffic between Dover and Folkestone.

We'll update you with any developments as soon as we get them.

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