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Long delays on the M11 near Stansted after crash

A multi-vehicle crash has caused major delays on the M11. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News

There are a major delays on the M11 in Essex after a multi-vehicle crash.

The accident happened on the northbound carriageway between junction 7 for Harlow and Junction 8 for Bishop's Stortford.

Police and the air ambulance have been called to the scene and traffic is being held while they deal with the scene.

Highways England say the congestion is likely to remain until mid afternoon.

The southbound carriageway was also closed so the air ambulance could land.

There are fears people trapped in the traffic jam will miss flights at Stansted and there have been reports of people leaving cars and walking along the carriageway to get to the airport.

Highways England is warning that delays on the M11 in Essex may last until 4pm. Credit: Tony Scott / ITV News

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Repairs to M11 after major lorry fire

Emergency repairs are being carried out on the M11 in Cambridgeshire after a severe lorry fire last night.

Highways England tweeted pictures of the blaze, which took place close to Junction 13 for Coton, just outside Cambridge.

They are warning that the section of the road could be closed for some time, diversions are in place.

The recovery operation underway this morning Credit: Highways England

Pedestrian dies in M11 collision

Police appeal for witnesses Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man's been killed following a collision on the M11 in Essex last night. The accident took place near the Loughton turn off at around 7.25pm on the northbound carriageway.

The man, a pedestrian, was in collision with a number of vehicles. He died at the scene. Part of the M11 was closed for most of the night but it re-opened shortly before 5am today.

Police are investigating the collision and are appealing for any witnesses, who have not yet spoken to officers, to come forward.

Lorry fire still causing problems on M11 in Essex

A lorry fire is still causing problems on the M11 in Essex. Although the fire is out diesel has leaked across the motorway. Emergency services are still trying make the road safe again.

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Overnight closures on M11 as £4.7m improvements begin

Queues of traffic on the M11. Credit: ITV News Anglia.

Weeks of roadworks on the M11 begin today - closing the southbound carriageway over night.

The first phase of the £4.7m improvements will be based around junction 8 at Stansted Airport.

The road will be closed from 10pm until 6am for the next two weeks while resurfacing is carried out.

Highways England has warned the work - which will last until the summer - will cause some disruption but insists the improvements will lead to better safety and smoother journeys on the M11.

"We understand this package of schemes will cause some disruption for drivers and we have planned to carry out the work overnight to reduce the impact.

"We have been working with Stansted Airport about these works but I would urge holiday makers and motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time in case of any delays."

– Jennie Fraser, Highways England project manager.

At the end of February, work will take place on the M11 at junction 7, with road marking, barrier renewal and resurfacing work being done on the A120 between Trinity and Stansted.

Motorist killed in M11 car fire named by police

The M11 near Cambridge was closed for more than nine hours. Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man who died in a car fire which closed the southbound carriageway of the M11 near Cambridge for most of Wednesday (January 13) has been named by police.

He was 43 year-old Foyzul Islam from Rothwell in Northamptonshire. His car caught fire just after 8am.

Police say there was no sign his car had collided with any other vehicle.

Investigations continue into the cause.

M11 near Cambridge remains closed nine hours after car fire

The M11 near Cambridge has been closed for more than nine hours following a car fire in which a man died. Credit: ITV News Anglia

The southbound M11 near Cambridge is to stay closed this evening following a car fire in which a man died.

The vehicle caught fire on the carriageway at around 8:30am, causing a full closure of the southbound M11 and lane 2 of the northbound M11 between junction 12, for Barton, and junction 11, for Trumpington and the A10.

The southbound entry slip road at junction 12 has been re-opened and traffic is now being diverted up and over the junction.

Highways England say the southbound carriageway will remain closed into the evening while recovery and resurfacing continues at junction 12. The northbound carriageway is expected be fully open by 6.30pm.

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