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M25 traffic latest: M25 closed as lorry erupts into flames – terrifying images


Traffic is being stopped just before junction 30 on the clockwise route of the motorway while emergency services deal with the incident. Pictures of the scene show huge plumes of smoke rising above the lorry which appears to be in the left lane.

Lorries, vans and cars can be seen queueing behind the blaze. 

Essex Fire Service tweeted: “Crews from Grays, Brentwood and Basildon are at the scene of a lorry fire on the clockwise M25 just before Junction 30. We will bring you more information as soon as it is available.”

Witnesses reported that an air ambulance was circulating overhead and looking to land. 

One said: ” Air ambulance now circling looking to land.”

Another wrote: ” It circled a few times then stood down.”

Essex County Council’s travel department said the clockwise route had been closed between junction 29 and junction 30.

They said police had told them the closure was likely to remain in place “for several hours”.

The department wrote on Twitter: “UPDATE-M25 Clockwise – CLOSED between J29 (A127) and J30 (A13) due to a vehicle fire. Long Delays.

“The road is likely to be closed for most of the afternoon for cleanup and recovery.

“There are also delays anti-clockwise with onlookers.”

More to follow.


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