Delays after four lorries crash near Dartford Crossing tolls
by Lizzie Massey
A pile-up at the Dartford Crossing has been causing chaos for
motorists on the M25 today.
Three lorries and a van crashed near the toll
booths at about 11.20am - sparking 10-mile tailbacks.
One tunnel was shut, with two lanes closed and traffic
stretching back on the anticlockwise carriageway into Kent.
Queues (pictured right) snaked back to J4 for Orpington, with
drivers experiencing delays of around 50 minutes.
Heavy traffic also built up on the A225 and into Dartford.
The road was re-opened at about 4pm before the evening rush -
but the Highways Agency still advised drivers to find
alternative routes as congestion remained.
Crews from Kent Police, Kent Fire and Rescue Service and the
Highways Agency were called to the scene. No injuries
have been reported.