World News – GB – Live M3 traffic updates as truck catches fire

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Part of the M3 is closed near the M25 on Friday morning (23 October) due to a truck fire

Traffic and travel service Inrix reported the incident, which affected the northbound carriageway, at around 8 a.m.8 p.m.

The incident happened between junction 2 for the M25 and junction 1 for Sunbury and Staines This section of the motorway was closed by traffic officers

All traffic is maintained while the fire departments contain the blaze, resulting in delays of approximately 60 minutes in addition to the usual journey times

Inrix says: « M3 northbound blocked, traffic stationary due to truck fire between J2 M25 and J1 A308 Staines Road East (Sunbury / Staines) Cameras show traffic has been blocked for 815h, truck on fire is on the hard shoulder There was also a two car crash in lane three in trapped traffic « 

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Good news for drivers stuck between Junctions 2 and 1, as this traffic is now released after the scene

UPDATE Traffic trapped behind the fire between # J2 and # J1 on # M3 is now released after the scene Closures will remain in place until work to completely extinguish the fire is complete Thanks again for your patience https: // tco / zm52OzIhbb

The M3 motorway between Junctions 2 (M25) and 1 (Sunbury) is CLOSED due to a large fire facing @SurreyFRS Road closures by @HighwaysSEASTR Significant delays on M3 and M25 currently imageTwittercom / AUnBG5fbjI

The Surrey Police Roads Unit, currently at the scene, shared a photo of the blaze on Twitter

This shows that several fire teams are on the scene The Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has been contacted for more information

Between junctions 2 and 1 of the M3, trapped traffic is still maintained while firefighters bring the blaze under control

There are long delays on the M25, with a queue returning almost to junction 10 for the A3 (clockwise), as a result of the M3 closing

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There are also serious traffic jams on the M25 carriageway counterclockwise between junctions 13 and 12, as the M3 slip road is closed

M3 northbound closed, traffic stationary due to truck fire from J2 M25 to J1 A308 Staines Road East (Sunbury / Staines)

The road has been closed since 815h, with traffic just before J2 to leave the road

There was a two car crash in trapped traffic, this was moved to the hard shoulder

The fire is just out of sight of the nearest traffic camera, but emergency services can be seen dealing with the incident and smoke continues to rise in the air

Some bad news for drivers trapped in M3 queues as Highways England said it would take « some time » to put out the fire

The motorway is closed at exit 2 to prevent other vehicles from joining the queues

UPDATE @SurreyFRS are still present with this fire It is expected that this fire will take some time to go out completely We are in the process of closing the M3 northbound at junction 2 Thank you for your patience https: // tco / kpYZ1EIo5j

Highways England asks drivers planning to cross the region to research alternative routes

Traffic is currently blocked on the M3 eastbound between J2 and J1 near Shepperton due to a vehicle fire This results in delays of 60 minutes above the usual travel time

Please allow extra time for your trip if you are traveling to the area or considering alternative routes

All traffic is blocked on the M3 and there are now delays of around 30 minutes for those traveling in the area

There are currently 30 minute delays above usual travel times as this incident approaches Please allow extra time for your trip, if you are traveling in the @SurreyFRS @SurreyRoadCops area

In trapped traffic there has been an accident, a highway camera shows a car facing the wrong way in lane 3

The incident occurred on the northbound carriageway on the bend between junction 2 for the M25 and junction 1 for Sunbury, as shown in red on the map

*** New incident *** # M3 # J2 to # J1 there is currently a vehicle on fire, @SurreyFRS @SurreyRoadCops #Trafficofficers are on site at the moment, traffic is well maintained at this time, while that the fire is under control

The Inrix traffic and travel service reports that all traffic is currently suspended while the incident is processed

All traffic is temporarily blocked and traffic stopped due to a truck fire on the M3 northbound from J2 M25 to J1 A308 Staines Road East (Sunbury / Staines)

The cameras show that the traffic has been going on for 815h, the burning truck is on the hard shoulder

M3, M25

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