A collision on the M25 has sparked huge delays with drivers expected to be sitting in an hour of traffic. The incident occurred anti-clockwise on the M25 between J6 (Godstone) and J5 (M26).
Three out of four lanes on the busy motorway have been closed while emergency services work.
According to National Highways, lanes 2, 3 and 4 (of 4) will remain closed until recovery takes place.
Road users have been advised to seek alternative routes if possible.
The organisation also advised drivers to plan their journeys in advance and to allow extra time.
In a press release, National Highways warned: “There are 4 miles of congestion on approach causing delays of 60 mins above normal travel time.”
“Further information is available from National Highways by visiting our www.trafficengland.com website and travel apps, or via our regional twitter feed.
“Our 24/7 contact centre team is also available to provide up to the minute information on 0300 123 5000.”
In an update posted around 7pm, National Highways South East, wrote on Twitter: “Traffic is being held on the #M25 anti-clock between J6 and J5 so vehicles involved in the earlier collision can be moved into lane 1.
“Following this lanes 2,3 and 4 will be open and lane 1 closed for recovery. There are currently delays of 75 mins above normal travel time.”
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Regarding the same incident National highways East tweeted: “Lane 1 (of 4) is closed on the #M25 clockwise between J25 #Enfield and J26 #WalthamAbbey due to a multi vehicle incident.
“Traffic Officers and recovery are on scene.
“There are 8 miles of congestion on approach causing delays of 30 mins above normal travel time.”