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Long Delays on A2 Near Ebbsfleet after HGV engulfed

Motorists heading into Kent on the A2 at Darenth face significant delays following a lorry fire and subsequent diesel spill.

Long Delays On A2 Near Ebbsfleet After HGV Engulfed

Incident Details

Emergency crews were dispatched to the eastbound stretch of the A2 near the Darenth Interchange earlier today after a lorry caught fire. The incident resulted in a substantial diesel spill, leading to the closure of three out of the four lanes on this major route.

Long Delays On A2 Near Ebbsfleet After HGV Engulfed

Traffic Impact

National Highways has reported that the incident has caused traffic to queue for up to two and a half miles, with delays estimated to be around 30 minutes for affected motorists.

Long Delays On A2 Near Ebbsfleet After HGV Engulfed

Emergency Response

National Highways officers are currently on the scene, working alongside fire crews to manage the situation and clear the road. Efforts are ongoing to safely remove the lorry and clean up the diesel spill to restore normal traffic flow as soon as possible.

Long Delays On A2 Near Ebbsfleet After HGV Engulfed

Current Status

At this time, it is unclear if there have been any injuries resulting from the incident. Authorities are advising motorists to seek alternative routes if possible and to remain patient while emergency services work to resolve the situation.

Long Delays On A2 Near Ebbsfleet After HGV Engulfed

Motorist Advisory

Drivers are urged to check live traffic updates and plan their journeys accordingly to avoid the affected area if possible. Further updates will be provided as more information becomes available.

Long Delays On A2 Near Ebbsfleet After HGV Engulfed

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Long Delays On A2 Near Ebbsfleet After HGV Engulfed

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