Part of the M26 Westbound is closed due to recovery work, after an earlier lorry fire and carriageway cleaning between M20 J3 and M25 J5 / A21.
The incident was first reported at around 9.30am. The motorway is expected to be closed for some time, although the fire has now been extinguished.
There is a diversion in place: Traffic approaching on the M20 westbound is advised to continue on the M20 to join the M25 clockwise at J1 (M25 J3).
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