Spil­lage on mo­tor­way turns M25 into a box junc­tion

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

THE con­tents of a lorry com­pletely spilled out on to the M25, caus­ing mas­sive traf­fic de­lays and tem­po­rar­ily clos­ing the en­tire mo­tor­way at Junc­tion 18 dur­ing the rush hour.

A pic­ture shows the lorry crashed into the cen­tral reser­va­tion and boxes scat­tered on both sides of the mo­tor­way on Mon­day evening (Oc­to­ber 1).

An air am­bu­lance landed while all lanes on ei­ther side were closed af­ter the lorry’s crash in­volved three other cars on the op­po­site side.

At 8pm on Mon­day, traf­fic was still queu­ing for 12 miles be­tween junc­tion 16 and junc­tion 21.

De­lays were re­ported to be as long as 85 min­utes in the worst af­fected ar­eas around the scene of the col­li­sion.

Di­ver­sions were in place and the scene was not cleared un­til later the same night.

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