Published On: Fri, Aug 30th, 2019

M25 traffic latest: Vehicle crash sparks lane closure and delays for commuters | UK | News

Junctions 16 to 17 has lanes closed due to a crash on the busy stretch of road that surrounds London. Traffic officers are dealing with the issue around Maple Cross. Highways England said the affected vehicles have been moved onto the hard shoulder.

Though given the time of the incident this afternoon, tailbacks for miles have been reported.

highways England said on Twitter: “#M25 J16 to J17, Lane 4 closed due to a road traffic collision. Traffic officers en route. Please observe the overhead signals displayed. #GerrardsCross #MapleCross.”

They added: “#M25 J16 to J17, All vehicles have been moved onto the hard shoulder and all lanes have re-opened. #GerrardsCross #MapleCross.”

No injuries have been reported. 

To make matters worse, the M25/8282 Junction is experiencing severe congestion.

Added to that, Junction 23 has queues of 20 minutes.

One social media user said: “M25 junc 23 horrendous queues back beyond 22 and 24!!!! Police closing exit slips!!! A1m massive tailbacks of several miles to join M25!!!

“What’s going on @HighwaysEngland??”

The news comes after rail workers walked out this morning sparking industrial action on South Western Railway.

This caused the cancellation of 50 percent of their services and more misery for workers who rely on the service to and from Waterloo.

The row between the RMT and SWR is over the guard, despite SWR stating they have no plans to get rid of guards on services that cover the south west of England.

Union members were seen picketing in areas covered by the line used by 500,000 people daily.

This is a breaking news story.

More to follow…

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