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Live A21 traffic updates as explosions heard near Lamberhurst during fuel tanker fire

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Original article from Kent Live

Large plumes of smoke and explosions have been seen on the A21 in Lamberhurst.

The road is shut and tweets appear to show an oil tanker on fire being the cause of the incident.

A21 in both directions closed long delays, queueing traffic due to fuel tanker fire from A262 (Forstal Farm Roundabout) to B2169 (Scotney Castle Roundabout).

Congestion to Kippings Cross Roundabout and into Goudhurst, with further delays back towards Filmwell.

The closure has been shortened but remains closed in both directions for a vehicle fire on the southbound carriageway. Due to the nature of the incident the road may be closed for some time.

Scroll down for live updates on this ongoing incident.

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Another angle of the fire

Another video of the fire raging on comes from Twitter user Terry O.

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A21 likely to remain closed all day according to Highways England

Highways England have put out a tweet saying that due to the severity of the incident it is likely that the closure in both directions will remain in place all day.

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Warnings to stay off the A21 'at all costs'

Twitter use Matt Geer posted a picture from his car saying to avoid the Lamberhurst bypass on the A21 "at all costs."

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Traffic map shows extent of delays

A Highways England Traffic Map shows how far back traffic is stuck at a stanstill

The Highways England Traffic Map shows the extent to how far traffic is backed up on the A21

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Video shows huge plume of smoke from the fire

The incident is being captured from many angles, with Twitter user Andrew Seale posting a video of the smoke rising into the air

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Video shows oil tanker on fire on A21

A video from Twitter user Chris Tully shows what appears to be an oil tanker on fire on the A21

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