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M25 closed overnight at bridge after lorries crash and oil spillage

Dateline: Monday Dec 17th: 1600 hrs

THE TROUBLE on Thurrock’s roads continued with an accident on the arterial road near to Lakeside.

Update: 1620 hrs

M25 Essex – Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise at J30, A13 (Lakeside). All lanes have been re-opened.

M25 Essex, anti-clockwise between A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock [M25 junction 31] and A13 Lakeside [M25 junction 30]

M25 Essex – M25 closed and queueing traffic anticlockwise between J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident involving two lorries, a fuel spillage and an oil spillage.

Diversion in operation – off at J31 onto the roundabout and then back on at J30.

M25 Kent – Two lanes closed and queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise at A282, Dartford River Crossing toll booths. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

Update 1645 hrs

M25 Greater London – Queueing traffic on M25 clockwise between J29, A127 (Romford) and J30, A13 (Lakeside). Alllanes have been re-opened. Travel time is about 45 minutes.

M25 Essex, anti-clockwise between A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock [M25 junction 31] and A13 Lakeside [M25 junction 30]

M25 Essex – M25 closed and queueing traffic anticlockwise between J31 A1306 Arterial Road West Thurrock and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of an accident involving two lorries, a fuel spillage and an oil spillage.

Diversion in operation – off at J31 onto the roundabout then via the long slip road to the roundabout at J30 and then back onto the M25 at J30.

POLICE ADVICE: 1715 hrs

Motorists are advised to find alternative routes home tonight (Monday) following a road crash on the M25 near Thurrock which is likely to close one carriageway for several hours.

Two lorries struck each other on the anti-clockwise carriageway near Junction 31 shortly before 2:30pm on Monday, December 17. Motorists who are trying to enter Essex from Kent are being diverted off at Junction 31 (Lakeside) to rejoin the motorway further ahead. The clockwise carriageway remains unaffected. The anti-clockwise carriageway at the crash scene is not expected to reopen until the early hours of Tuesday morning (December 18) as the road requires repair due to a spillage involved in this collision.

Only one of the two lorry drivers was injured. He is a man in his 20s. He was airlifted to hospital after sustaining multiple injuries. As a result of this landing, a section of the clockwise carriageway was closed for approximately 15 minutes.

At this stage, we have not got any details about where the injured man is from or which hospital he is going to.

Update

The M25 had re-opened fully by 0500 hrs on Tuesday Dec 18th.

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