A Californian King Snake has been rescued from the hard shoulder near the Dartford Tunnel. The reptile was spotted in a small plastic tank at the side of the road. The non-venomous reptile is now being cared for by snake experts.
The public are being advised to avoid the Dartford Tunnel at present if they can, after an incident which led to the closure of two lanes just after 11am.
There is queueing traffic on the M25 anticlockwise at A282 (Dartford Tunnel toll booths), and congestion on M25 to J1b A282 / A296 Princes Road (Dartford).
Kent Police are investigating the incident on the QE2 Bridge. Traffic is now using the Dartford Tunnels, but traffic is only running in two lanes in each direction.
Two lanes closed and queueing traffic due to flooding on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise from A282 (Toll Booths).
The East tunnel is closed due to flooding caused by heavy rain. All traffic is being diverted through the West tunnel.
Two lanes have been closed at the Dartford Tunnel after a vehicle broke down. It is causing traffic to build up.