25 March 2020 14:31
All traffic has been halted clockwise between J6 (Godstone) and J7 (M23), while motorists are being diverted away from the accident. Travel news website Inrix says: 'All traffic being temporarily held and stationary traffic due to vehicle fire on M25 clockwise after J6 A22 (Godstone). 'All traffic has been held while emergency services attend to the blaze.' The M25 in Surrey is closed after a lorry overturned and caught fire in a massive crash set to cause mayhem on Day Three of Britain's coronavirus lockdown South East Coast Ambulance Service are also at the scene of the fire, but said they do not believe there are serious injuries. They are joined by Highways England and Surrey Police. Surrey Police said: 'We were called to Junction 6 on the M25 at around 10am this morning following reports of a lorry on fire.
'Officers remain on scene with Surrey Fire and Rescue and the junction is currently closed. We ask members of the public to remain in their vehicles and follow Government guidelines around social distancing.' Fire crews from Surrey, London Fire Brigade, Kent Fire and Rescue Service, and East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service are currently in attendance The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to FREE email alerts from Daily Star - Daily News Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email The M25 is closed in both directions following a lorry fire between junctions 6 and 7. Highways England say a truck is has rolled over between the exits for Godstone and the M23. Pictures show a massive black plume of smoke stretching into the sky from the scene of the crash. CCTV from the scene also shows firefighters dousing the flames with hoses.
In a Tweet Surrey Police warned people to stay in their cars and maintain a 2m distance between others. "Road closure #M25 j6-7 and 7-6. Due to a large vehicle fire. Remain with your vehicle, keep the 2 meter distance from others. "We are looking to release traffic in the closure and are starting to organise this now." It has not been confirmed if there are any injuries at this stage. In a tweet Highways England said traffic officers are turning traffic caught within the closure from the rear of the queue. Small vehicles will be turned first then larger vehicles. Tweeting from the scene eyewitness reports at "least five fire engines on scene" alongside "police, ambulance and highway officers." Normal traffic conditions are not expected until at least 2pm. Diversions are in place. This is a breaking news story and is constantly being updated. Please refresh the page regularly to get the latest updates. Reporters working on dailystar.co.uk will be working to source the latest information, reaction, pictures and video related to this story. You can also follow us on Twitter @DailyStar to get the latest news updates 24 hours a day. Or download the Daily Star app for flash alerts on the biggest stories of the day. Why not also subscribe to receive our regular Daily Star news bulletins? You can do this on this page by simply entering your email address above and hitting 'subscribe'.