The M2 in Faversham remains closed due to serious vehicle fire

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The M2 in Kent is closed westbound between J6 and J5 due to a vehicle fire. Kent Fire and Rescue are on scene. The HGV is fully laden with textile materials and these need to be removed before the fire can be fully extinguished.  Highways England are working to release trapped traffic as soon as possible so please bear with us. 

Road users are advised to follow the solid square diversion route on road signs. Exit the M2 at J6 and enter the A251 southbound towards the A252 in Challock. At the roundabout exit west onto the A20 westbound towards Maidstone and J8 of the M20. Enter the M20 at J8 and travel westbound towards London until J7, take the exit and enter the northbound A249 towards the M2 J5.

Delays are likely on approach to the closure. Please allow extra time for your journey if travelling in the area or consider alternative routes.