Original article from Kent Live
The surface of the M25 has been damaged as the result of a vehicle fire.
All traffic is being temporarily held on the M25 clockwise at the Queen Elizabeth II Bridge.
This is due to a van fire which caused traffic to grind to a halt at 2.55pm today (August 4).
The van is reportedly situated in lane one, with all clockwise traffic at a standstill as emergency crews respond to the incident.
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According to traffic cameras in the area, queues stretch from junction 31 at the A1306 in Essex all the way back to junction 29.
In a recent update posted on their Twitter page, Highways England said: Recovery is now at the scene.
"There may have been significant damage to road surface due to the fire, lane closures are likely.
"Everyone is doing all they can to get you moving as soon as safe to do so."
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