Dartford Crossing traffic latest: Huge crash on M25 sparks five-mile queue

Motorists should expect queues after a lorry and car crashed on the clockwise carriageway of the M25 this morning (Friday, June 4) at around 9.15am. The accident happened between junction 29 for the A127 and junction 28 for the A13, Essex Live reports. Queues of more than five miles built back from the accident site, which was close to the approach to the Dartford Tunnel.

At its worst, the traffic was stretching back to the A127 junction for Basildon and Romford.

The road was shut on the clockwise carriageway, and emergency services were reportedly at the scene.

A statement from Essex Country Fire and Rescue Service said: “Firefighters were called to a road traffic collision on the M25 at Grays between Junction 29-30 at 9:15am.

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“On arrival, crews reported that a lorry and a car had been in a collision and a woman was trapped in her car.

“Crews rescued the woman by 10:29am and she was left in the care of the Ambulance Service.”

A spokesperson for Highways England said: “”There are delays of at least 60 minutes on the M25 clockwise between J28 near Brentwood (A12) and J30 near Grays (A13) due to a 2 vehicle collision that has closed 3 lanes of 4.

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“Emergency services are on scene with traffic officers deployed to assist.

“Please take care whilst passing the scene in lane 4.

“Road users are advised to allow extra journey time.

“If the lane closures impact on your planned route you may wish to re-route or even delay your journey.”

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