There are long delays on the M11 in Essex tonight after a lorry full of glue overturned closing the road in both directions between J7 A414 / B1393 (Harlow) and J8 A120 / B1256 (Stansted Airport / Bishops Stortford), with congestion on Northbound to J6 M25.
Essex Police say that people near the scene must stay in their vehicles as the fumes are hazardous to health. The road is likely to remain closed late into tonight
A tanker carrying 4,200 litres of argon gas and 1,000 litres of CO2 has been involved in a crash with two other vehicles on the A14. The accident happened at the Catthorpe junction with the M1 at around 8.40 this morning. Emergency services were called, the road remains closed.
Specialist hazard teams were called, but as the gases are not a danger to the environment they are being allowed to vent naturally.
Police in Essex are appealing for witnesses after two fatal collisions on Friday. A male driver, believed to be in his 30s and from Chelmsford, died after his silver Citroen Xsara was in collision with a silver Volkswagen Caddy just before 6.45pm on the A414 Ongar Road in Writtle.
The female driver of the van suffered serious leg injuries and was taken by ambulance to Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford. In the second collision in Buckhurst Hill a motorbike rider in his 20s died at the scene.
His blue Yamaha was in collision with a black Renault Trafic van outside Monkhams public house, at about 9.50pm. A 33-year-old man from Romford was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and released on bail.
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision at Hilborough in Norfolk. At around 12.20am on Saturday 17th November, a white Citroen Dispatch van crashed into a tree on Water End Road. A man in the van suffered serious facial injuries and was taken to the West Suffolk Hospital.