Spillage on motorway turns M25 into a box junction
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.