Traffic Standstill on A2 in Kent after Lorry Fire and Diesel Spill Causes Major Delays

Traffic on the A2 at Darenth in Kent is at a standstill today following a lorry fire and diesel spill. The incident occurred on the eastbound stretch of the A2 near the Darenth Interchange, causing major delays for motorists heading into Kent.

According to reports, three out of the four lanes were closed due to the lorry catching fire and spilling diesel onto the road. This has resulted in a backup of up to two and a half miles, with delays of approximately 30 minutes.

The National Highways team is currently on the scene, working alongside fire and rescue crews to clear the area. It is unclear at this time if there have been any injuries as a result of the incident.

Drivers are advised to avoid the area if possible and to expect delays until the situation is resolved. Updates will be provided by National Highways as more information becomes available.

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