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Dartford Tunnel closure leaves traffic queuing on M25 London-bound


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Severe delays are expected on the M25 "for some time" following a crash that closed the Dartford Tunnel.

Nine miles of traffic is tailing back on the London-bound carriageway after the accident in the west tunnel.

Traffic is queuing on the M25. Picture: Highways England/Inrix
Traffic is queuing on the M25. Picture: Highways England/Inrix

The tunnel was reopened at about 7pm.

But Highways England says "severe delays will remain for some time".

Writing on Twitter at about 7.10pm, a spokesman said there are nine miles of congestion on the M25 "which will start to ease soon".

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