Thursday traffic and travel: Four hurt in crash on M25

1730 hrs

M25 Kent – One lane closed on M25 clockwise at J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs.

M25 Essex – Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise at A282, QE2 Bridge.

1430 hrs

M25 Kent – Queuing traffic for seven miles and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M25 clockwise at J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs.

Diversion in operation – off and on again via the slip roads and the roundabout. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

A13 Essex – Heavier than usual traffic on A13 London-bound between the A1012 junction and Lakeside.

1245 hrs

Highways Agency report that M25 likely to remain shut, well into the afternoon.

There are long delays on the M25 clockwise in Kent/Essex due to a serious incident. The carriageway is currently closed within J2 and traffic is being diverted up and over the junction via the exit and entry slip roads.

There is also heavy congestion on the fast link exit slip road from the clockwise M25 J2 to the A2 coastbound for traffic heading to Bean.

Local traffic for Dartford and Bluewater are strongly advised to leave the A282/M25at J1A or J1B in order to ease traffic flow.

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys.

M25 Kent – Queuing traffic for seven miles and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M25 clockwise at J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs. Diversion in operation – off and on again via the slip roads and the roundabout. Travel time is around 40 minutes. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

A1306 Essex – Very slow traffic on A1306 Arterial Road North Stifford westbound in Chafford Hundred between Treacle Mine Roundabout and the M25 J31 junction. Congestion on Lodge Lane to the A1013 Southend Road junction.

A13 Essex – Queuing traffic on A13 London-bound between the A1012 junction and Lakeside. In the roadworks area.

1200 hrs

M25 Kent – Queuing traffic for eight miles and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M25 clockwise at J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs. Diversion in operation – off and on again via the slip roads and the roundabout.

Travel time is around 50 minutes. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

A1306 Essex – Very slow traffic on A1306 Arterial Road North Stifford westbound in Chafford Hundred between Treacle Mine Roundabout and the M25 J31 junction. Congestion on Lodge Lane to the A1013 Southend Road junction.

A13 Essex – Long delays on A13 London-bound between Tilbury and Lakeside. In the roadworks area.

1035 hrs

M25 Kent – Queuing traffic for nine miles and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M25 clockwise at J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of an accident earlier on and barrier repairs. Diversion in operation – off and on again via the slip roads and the roundabout.

Travel time is around 1 hour and 10 minutes. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

A1306 Essex – Queuing traffic on A1306 Arterial Road North Stifford westbound in Chafford Hundred between Treacle Mine Roundabout and the M25 J31 junction. Congestion on Lodge Lane to the A1013 Southend Road junction.

A13 Essex – Long delays on A13 London-bound between Orsett Cock and Lakeside. In the roadworks area.

0900 hrs

A stretch of the M25 is expected to stay shut after four people were taken to hospital following a crash.

A car and lorry were involved in a collision on the clockwise carriageway at junction 2, Darenth Interchange, at 3.46am.

The car also hit the central reservation.

Traffic is queuing for up to ten miles on the approach.

Kent Police reported that the carriageway is expected to remain closed all morning as investigation work is carried out to the damaged crash barrier.

One man, who was in the car, has suffered serious injuries while three other people have suffered minor injuries.

The most seriously injured man, a passenger, was taken to King’s College Hospital by road, with multiple injuries including to the head, chest, stomach, arm and leg.

The main carriageway is closed while police carry out an investigation. Traffic is being diverted via the on and off slip roads.

Anyone who has information on the collision is asked to call Kent Police’s Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01622 798538 or email sciu.td@kent.pnn.police.uk quoting reference 11-0084.

0845 hrs

A1306 Essex – Queuing traffic on A1306 Arterial Road North Stifford westbound in Chafford Hundred between Treacle Mine Roundabout and the M25 J31 junction.

A13 Essex – Queuing traffic on A13 London-bound between Orsett Cock and Lakeside. In the roadworks area.

M25 Kent – Queuing traffic on M25 anticlockwise before the Dartford Tunnel, because of an earlier broken down vehicle. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

M25 Kent – Queuing traffic for ten miles and the main road is closed, with traffic being routed around the junction and back on again, on M25 clockwise at J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange), because of a serious accident involving a car and a lorry and barrier damage. Diversion in operation – off and on again via the slip roads and the roundabout. Travel time is around 70 minutes. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

0745 hrs

A1306 Essex – Queuing traffic on A1306 Arterial Road North Stifford westbound in Chafford Hundred between Treacle Mine Roundabout and the M25 J31 junction.

A13 Essex – Queuing traffic on A13 London-bound between Orsett Cock and Lakeside. In the roadworks area.

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