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M11 shut after lorry crash in Essex

The lorry load of glue that's overturned on the M11 in Essex Credit: Jayden Purdue
The M11 is at a standstill in Essex after a lorry crash Credit: Goldie Sayers

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

Read more: Highways Agency says the M11 could be closed until the early hours of Friday

Read more: Fire Service say acid involved in spillage

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Huhne & Pryce to be sentenced over M11 speeding points

Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce
Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce are due to be sentenced today Credit: PA

The former Energy Secretary Chris Huhne and his ex-wife Vicky Pryce are due to be sentenced today after she took speeding point on his behalf.

Huhne was served with a notice that he had been caught speeding on the M11 in Essex in 2003.

Huhne had already pleaded guilty to the offence, but Pryce denied the charge, arguing in court that she took the points under 'marital coercion'.

Her initial trial collapsed after the jury failed to understand the basic facts of the case and it's own role in proceedings.

Pryce was found guilty in the subsequent trial at Southwark Crown Court last week,

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ROADS: M11 ESSEX

Traffic is queueing as the M11 is partially blocked after a multi-vehicle accident on M11 Southbound between J9 A11 Saffron Walden and J8 A120 / B1256 Stortford Road / B1256 (Bishops Stortford).

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