M2 delays after car catches fire near Gillingham

The M2 near Gillingham was closed for an hourafter a car caught fire.

Smoke and flames have been seen pouring from the car which is now on the hard shoulder.

The incident caused the main carriageway of the M2 to be closed Eastbound at J4 leading to the A278 (Hoath Way) at around 1pm this afternoon (November 27).

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The road remained closed with traffic being diverted via the exit and entry slip roads – traffic was reportedly coping well with the incident.

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The motorway has now reopened but one lane remains shut.

It is unknown at this time if there were any casualties in the fire.

Kent Police has been contacted for comment.

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Article Source: Kent Live