News at 0800hrs
Police are in attendance at a crash on the clockwise track of the M25 between junction 29 and 30. The crash happened at about 05.40 am this morning, (October 15, 2010) and involved at least 3 vehicles.
There are believed to be serious injuries. A road closure has been put in at junction 29 and the clockwise carriageway is completely blocked. The road will remain closed for some considerable time and there are currently delays on the anticlockwise carriageway as people slow down by the crash scene.
The police will update with further details once they are clarified from the scene.
10.48 The Highways Agency are currently in the process of turning round vehicles stuck behind the crash. This involves a considerable number of vehicles including heavy lorries as the crash is closer to junction 30. Polce officers are currently dealing with the collision. The current situation is that we believe one person is dead, two people have been taken to Queens Hospital, one of them is in a critical condition and one person has been taken to Basildon University Hospital with serious injuriesupdate
Never a dull moment in this area is it? That bloody M25 never changes and it always pours into North Road/ South Road 7.5 ton restriction being breached in South Ockendon and creates a nightmare, Pollution multiplying x 10, more cracks in the road and waterpipes burst (eventually!). Local traffic having to put up with the long queues trying to get home or get to work.
Our Police should have been there to direct traffic down the 127 and then 128 to A13, instead of sitting on their backsides doing nothing! Instead, the highways agency turned traffic at that junction and left them to their own devices to get to their destinations! Very bad job indeed!