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Car bursts into flames on M20 between Leeds Castle at Maidstone and Ashford

By KentOnline reporter

This is the moment a car erupted into flames on the M20 in Kent this afternoon.

Thick smoke billowed from the vehicle as it was engulfed in fire on the coast-bound carriageway at about 4pm.

It led to the road being blocked between J8 for Leeds Castle and J9 for Ashford.

Smoke billows from a burning car on the M20. Picture: @gewlxx
Firefighters tackle a blazing car on the M20. Picture: @Trevelloz

Kent Fire and Rescue Service crews were at the scene - as motorists were warned to expect delays.

It has been adding to delays caused by the travel chaos sparked by a major crash on the M26 earlier.

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