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Lorry fire closes M25 in both directions in Essex

Lorry fire on the M25. Credit: Highways England.

A lorry fire is causing major hold-ups for commuters in Essex.

Traffic is being held both ways on the M25 between junction 27, for the M11, and junction 28 at Brentwood.

Highways England says a diversion is in place and police and firefighters are on the scene.