Surrey

Coach fire closed part of M25 near Heathrow Airport

The carcass of the coach being lifted onto a flatbed lorry for removal Image copyright Highways England
Image caption The carcass of the coach was lifted onto a flatbed lorry for removal

A coach fire closed part of the M25 near Heathrow Airport earlier.

The vehicle caught light at about 06:10 GMT, and Surrey Fire and Rescue was called to the anti-clockwise stretch, between junction 12 for the M3 and 13 for Staines and Egham.

Crews extinguished the fire just after 08:10, but Highways England remained at the scene to clear the wreckage.

All lanes had reopened by 11:15, but miles of queuing traffic saw continued delays to motorists.

Image copyright Highways England
Image caption People travelling to Heathrow Airport were warned to expect delays

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