May 24 2013 Latest news:
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tailbacks and big delays hit rush hour commuters
Motorists using junction 10 of the M20 found themselves facing heavy delays this morning after a lorry caught on fire.
Emergency teams were called and treated the flames - but threw up an exclusion zone around the vehicle due to concerns about cylinders it was carrying overheating.
It meant delays at the junction of the A2070 and junction 10 - with knock-on effects for all lanes of traffic filtering onto the busy junction.
There were big delays stretching down the coastbound M20 - almost reaching junction nine - as cars were held up as they tried to exit the motorway.
Traffic was diverted down the Hythe Road towards Ashford, leading to heavy congestion around the town.
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