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M25 shut between junctions 3 and 4 due to police incident

Drivers are facing heavy delays after the M25 was shut due to a police incident.

The closure between junctions 3 and 4 comes hours after another part of the motorway was closed because of sink holes caused by yesterday's heavy rain.

Congestion is stretching to junction 2 the Darenth Interchange on the clockwise carriageway and back to junction 5 for the M26 on the anticlockwise route.

Congestion on the M25 heading clockwise near junction 3. Picture: Highways England
Congestion on the M25 heading clockwise near junction 3. Picture: Highways England

Details of the police incident have not been revealed.

A police spokesman said: "The M25 near Swanley is closed in both directions between junctions 3 and 4 while emergency services are dealing with an incident.

"There is considerable congestion in the area and drivers may wish to consider alternative routes."

Traffic on the London-bound A2. Picture: Highways England (12131679)
Traffic on the London-bound A2. Picture: Highways England (12131679)

Motorists trying to avoid the Dartford Crossing are now using the A2 to get to the Blackwall Tunnel.

As a result traffic is starting to build on the A2 London-bound carriageway.

Elsewhere, the A228 is partially closed due to flooding.

kmfm listener Diane called in to talk to the station about problems on the M2 coastbound.

She said: "Where the traffic is not coming off at junction 2 for Cuxton because of the road closure it's all coming off at junction 3, so the queue to get off at junction 3 is virtually back to Rochester bridge."

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