Dartford crossing fire: Miles of tailbacks on M25 and Blackwall in Greenwich

A fire has broken out this afternoon on the Dartford Crossing which saw the road completely shut.

The incident begun around 3pm when a van caught alight, with miles of queues on either side of the crossing.

Greenwich is also extremely busy as traffic diverts to the Blackwall Tunnel.

In the past half hour Highways England state two lanes have reopened:

Highways England has yet to give an estimate for reopening all lanes.

It’s believed inspectors have concerns about the road surface after the fire

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Murky Depths

I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

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