Lorry fire closes M25 for hours

A lorry fire has closed the M25 in Hertfordshire Credit: Bedford, Cambs, Herts Road Policing Unit

Police are advising drivers to avoid the M25 until mid-afternoon after a lorry fire closed the carriageway on both directions in Hertfordshire.

The section between junctions 21a and 23 near the South Mimms services is expected to be closed until 3pm.

Long tailbacks have built up on surrounding roads.

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Lorry fire closes M25 for hours

Drivers are being warned the M25 anti-clockwise will be closed during Thursday's rush hour after a lorry fire.