Crane fire on M40 and Dartford tunnel closure cause traffic chaos
Buckinghamshire blaze shuts carriageway and motorists queue for up to five hours overnight at Dartford Crossing in Kent
An exploding crane and a tunnel closure have caused chaos on two major motorways, leaving motorists stuck in traffic for up to five hours.
About 35 firefighters were called to tackle a blaze on the London-bound carriageway of the M40 in Buckinghamshire, after the 96-tonne crane burst into flames on Wednesday night.
5 chuffing hours I was stuck 2 miles from Dartford Tunnel
Got to love sitting in traffic at midnight with engine off trying to get through the Dartford Tunnel
Source: Guardian Transport