M25 delays following vehicle fire

Highways England tweeted this picture of a vehicle fire between Junction 26 and 27 on the M25.
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Highways England tweeted this picture of a vehicle fire between Junction 26 and 27 on the M25. Credit: @HighwaysEAST - Credit: Archant

Highways England is warning motorists of continuing delays on the M25 following a blaze.

Shortly after 4pm traffic was stopped in both directions on the M25 between Junction 26 and Junction 27 while the fire service dealt with a vehicle blaze.

Traffic was then released on the anti-clockwise carriageway, but the clockwise carriageway remained at a standstill while firefighters continued working.

At about 4.45pm, Highways England announced that traffic had been released on the clockwise carriageway, but two lanes remained closed while work continues.