Motorists travelling into Kent this morning face long delays after a lorry containing thousands of litres of flammable liquids was left hanging precariously over an M25 embankment.
The vehicle carrying flammable liquids smashed through the safety barrier between junctions 26 and 25 at 7.10pm yesterday, and was left hanging over the embankment of a brook to the River Lea, after crashing through an electricity box.
The truck carrying flammable liquids spilt 25,000 litres of liquid, but the scene was made safe. It was decided, though, that it would not be safe to try and remove it overnight due to the complexity of the incident.
Two lanes of the M25 anticlockwise have been closed at the scene of the incident. The M25 itself will be closed through this morning rush hour.
This work will remove the lorry, when the motorway will be fully reopened. Although it's hoped to be completed before the evening rush hour, this might not be possible.
While the M25 anticlockwise is closed here, drivers will be diverted off at junction 27 to take the M11 southbound, then the A406 North Circular Road, and then the A10 to re-join the M25 at junction 25.
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