Lorry fire causes M20 disruption near Cheriton

A lorry on fire under a bridge on the M20 in Kent has caused severe disruption to motorists.

Emergency services were called to the scene between junctions 11a and 12 on the M20 coastbound at about 12:45 BST.

Kent Police said the vehicle had been alight near junction 12 for Cheriton. The bridge was closed to traffic.

Traffic was diverted off the M20 at junction 11a via the slip road. Police said the carriageway had now been cleared.

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