Van fire causes severe delays on A2

By Rob Virtue on June 17, 2014 5:05 PM |

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A vehicle fire on the A2 has led to road chaos across south-east London at rush hour on Tuesday.

The incident happened by the Danson Exchange and traffic is heavy in both directions. The westbound road is currently closed.

London Fire Brigade tweeted: "The van fire is out on the A2. We're now cooling down a gas cylinder that is involved, as some cylinders can explode when exposed to heat."

Queues are forming from Southwark to Dartford and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.