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M25 diesel spill causes delays of up to three hours

M25 congestion
M25 congestion

Drivers heading out of Kent were caught up in delays of up to three hours following a fuel spill on the M25.

A lorry travelling on the clockwise carriageway struck a crash barrier at around 4.30am on Tuesday, spilling diesel across the motorway and closing the road at junction eight for Reigate and Redhill.

The road was closed all morning while resurfacing took place, causing tailbacks of at least 10 miles. Congestion was reported as far back as Clacket Lane Services and problems were also reported on the M23 and the A25.

Lane one of the motorway reopened at 1pm, followed an hour later by lane two. The remaining closures were finally lifted at around 3pm.

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