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M25 Dartford Crossing traffic: Furious drivers stuck for hours in M25 traffic standstill

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Original article from Kent Live

Drivers have vented their frustration after getting stuck on the M25..

Traffic is being held on the M25 clockwise at the QEII Bridge after a vehicle burst into flames.

A van is understood to have caught fire on the motorway, causing traffic to grind to a halt at 2.55pm.

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

The van was situated in lane one, where two of the four lanes remain closed.

Traffic cameras in the area indicated that queues at one stage stretched from junction 31 at the A1306 in Essex all the way back to junction 29.

There is currently a 45-minute travel time through the area.

Many frustrated drivers have taken to social media to vent their frustrations at the state of the M25 traffic.

Julieann Summerfield added: "This crossing is an absolute joke! Third time this week my husband has had over an hour delay – there is no compassion whatsoever for the drivers who are stuck."

Another user said: "Dusted the car, done car seat yoga, ate all the biscuits, trying to tan both arms… any other fun ideas to pass the time?"

Suzanne Bushell added: "Been sat for ages and not a single car in any lane has moved an inch"

Another person, Vicky Murphy, tweeted: "After two hours trapped at the Dartford Crossing I finally made it home.

"Five hour drive became seven.

"Had I got there 30 seconds earlier I'd have missed the lot – only about 30 cars in front of me.

"Currently trying to reconcile the top half of my body with the bottom."

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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