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Highways England issues M25 Dartford Crossing traffic update as van fire damages road

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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).

READ MORE: Live M25 Dartford Crossing traffic updates as van fire brings traffic to standstill

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."

To keep up to date with the latest updates on this ongoing incident, click here.

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