Vehicle goes up in flames on M2

Fire crews were called to the M2 this morning after a flatbed truck went up in flames. Traffic cameras showed a plume of smoke rising high above the motorway near the Medway bridge.

The car fire on the M2 near the Strood turn-off

The vehicle was on the hard-shoulder of the London-bound carriageway close to the turn-off for Cuxton and Strood .

A fire service spokesman said crews were called at 9.26am and three engines were sent to the scene. The blaze is believed to be accidental and no-one was injured.

The incident was over by 10.15am.

Black smoke rising above the M2 from the affected vehicle

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