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LORRY FIRE: Six miles of traffic gridlock on M20 near Maidstone

Monday 12th October 2020

TRAFFIC is at a standstill on the M20 due to a lorry fire.

Delays are currently 45 minutes above usual journey times and there is approximately 6 miles of congestion spanning back towards J6.

The blaze started at around 1.35pm today on the coastbound side of the carriageway between junction 7, for the A249 Maidstone and Detling Hill, and junction 8 for Maidstone services.

A Highways England spokesman said: "Lanes 1 and 2 remain closed at this M20 vehicle fire incident. 

"Delays are currently 45 minutes above usual journey times and there is approximately 6 miles of congestion spanning back towards J6."

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