Night of traffic chaos after QE2 bridge closed due to "police incident"

2200 hrs

M25 Essex – Queuing traffic on M25 clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of earlier incident. All lanes have been re-opened. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

A1306 Greater London – An oil spillage on A1306 London Road in Wennington at Wennington Interchange. On the roundabout. Approach with care.

2145 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 closed and long delays clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

M25 Kent – Two lanes closed on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock).

A1306 Greater London – An oil spillage on A1306 London Road in Wennington at Wennington Interchange. On the roundabout. Approach with care.

2110 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 closed and long delays clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

M25 Kent – Two lanes closed on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock).

YT understands that the incident relates to a person, who has been threatening to jump off the bridge.

2045 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 closed and long delays clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

M25 Essex – M25 closed and long delays clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

2020

Highways England states that all southbound traffic is being diverted through the east bore of the tunnel.

Height limit of northbound traffic of 15ft 9in.

Ensignbus @EnsignbusCo

ROUTE X80: We have a bus en-route to Bluewater via Blackwall Tunnel & A2 to do the 20:30. The journey will be delayed though

M25 closed and stationary traffic clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside) and to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

M25 Kent – Two lanes closed on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock).

ROUTE X80 UPDATE: The traffic is stopped again and QEII bridge still blocked. The 20:05 from Lakeside will run via Blackwall Tunnel.

M25 Essex – M25 closed and stationary traffic clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside) and to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

M25 Kent – Two lanes closed on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock).

1950 hrs

The A282 Dartford Crossing (QEII Bridge) is closed, due to an Essex Police led incident.

Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journeys and may wish to consider alternative routes.

1930 hrs

Traffic England estimate that incident may be cleared by 2100 hrs.

M25 Essex – M25 closed and stationary traffic clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident. Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside) and to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

M25 Kent – Two lanes closed on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise between J1a, A282 (Swanscombe) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock).

1915 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 blocked and stationary traffic clockwise at the QE2 Bridge, because of a police incident.

Congestion to J30, A13 (Lakeside) and to J30, A13 (Lakeside).

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