Footage shows the HGV ablaze on the clockwise carriageway near junction 2 for Dartford and Bexley, Kent. It happened at around 7.30am and traffic i
Footage shows the HGV ablaze on the clockwise carriageway near junction 2 for Dartford and Bexley, Kent. It happened at around 7.30am and traffic is now back along the QE2 Bridge to junction 30 for Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex.
The clip captures thick grey smoke billow from the vehicle, which is believed to have caught alight due to an oil spillage.
It is understood the flames have been extinguished but the recovery operation continues.
Emergency services remain at the scene, Kent Live reports.
A diversion isn’t in place as vehicles must use the QE2 Bridge to cross River Thames along the route. Traffic is, though, held by around junction 30 while the recovery operation gets completed.
Some drivers, however, are leaving at junction 1a once they’ve crossed the bridge.
They are then using local roads through Dartford and Stone, Kent, to reach junction 2 via the A2 near Darenth Country Park.
Anti-clockwise traffic is slow largely due to onlookers.
Congestion has reached junction 3 for Orpington, Kent.