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Drivers facing severe delays after M25 fatal crash

Hundreds of drivers are facing long delays today as the M25 in Essex remains closed.

The M25 in Essex is closed in both directions between J23 (A1) - J27 (M11) clockwise, and J27 (M11) - J25 (Cheshunt) anti clockwise due to an incident. Early estimation is that both carriageways are likely to remain closed throughout the morning.

Diversion routes are in place.

Clockwise: road users may exit the M25 at junction 23 and follow the A1 southbound. Then join the A406 North Circular Road towards the M11. Join the M11 northbound, to re-join the M25 at junction 27.

– Highways Agency
Google map showing congestion on and around the M25 Credit: Google Maps

Anti-clockwise: road users may exit the M25 at junction 27 and follow the 'hollow black square' diversion signage via the M11 southbound. A406 westbound and the A10 northbound.

Traffic approaching from Kent and Sussex wishing to travel to the North is advised to use the M25 clockwise.

Traffic approaching from the North (M1, A1, M40 etc) wishing to travel to Kent and Sussex is advised to use the M25 anti-clockwise.

– Highways Agency

M25 likely to stay closed for most of the morning

Investigations are continuing and police are also working with the Highways Agency to clear the carriageways of debris so that repairs and resurfacing can be carried out.

– Essex Police
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No definite time for the reopening of the motorway can be set yet but it is likely to remain closed throughout the morning rush-hour.

– Essex Police

One dead, three trapped in crash on M25 in Essex

Part of the M25 has been closed following a fatal crash. One person was killed and three others were taken to hospital following the accident at 1.50am today in Essex.

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The motorway is still closed between junctions 25 and 27, and is likely to remain shut for most of the morning.

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Billion pound boost for London's motorways

The government money will go towards making road improvements across London and the South East Credit: Steve Parsons/PA Archive

Plans to unveil a two billion pound boost to improve roads across London and the South East will be unveiled by the government later today.

The money will go towards expanding junctions on the M25 as well as building a new bypass on the A27.

Shoppers urged to save their cash for 'Buy Nothing Day'

Credit: Buy Nothing Day

Today is 'Buy Nothing Day,' and a campaign is challenging consumers to refrain from splashing their cash for 24 hours.

The campaign aims to encourage people to 'switch off from shopping and tune into life.' It also wants to get people to consider the ethical and environmental consequences of consumerism. For more information visit the 'Buy Nothing Day' website.

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