A section of Britain's busiest motorway has had to be closed for the second time in three days - again due to a serious accident.
The Highways Agency is starting initial work on an upgrade to the M25 between Kent and Surrey.
Two widening schemes on Britain's busiest motorway were completed today after three years of work.
A lorry driver has died following an accident on the M25 on the Hertfordshire/Essex border. The clockwise carriageway has been closed between junction 23 (South Mimms) and junction 25 (Enfield).
The M25 has been closed between junctions 23 and 25 after a lorry overturned and caught fire.
We're attending a lorry fire on the M25 between junctions 24 and 25. Six fire engines are on scene and we're working to put the blaze out.
Local residents who regularly use the Dartford crossing could have missed out on years of discounts. Since 2008 drivers in Thurrock and Dartford are supposed to have paid less to use the crossing.
However an investigation has found the Highways agency has failed to promote the scheme -- because of fears it will reduce the amount collect at the toll booths. Sangeeta Kandola reports.
The M25 is closed clockwise within junction 8, due to a serious incident. The anti-clockwise carriageway has a lane 4 closure as well, for ongoing police investigation.
Traffic is being diverted via the exit and entry slips. There are severe delays both clock and anti-clockwise on the M25 approaches to the incident and also on the M23 northbound towards the M25
INRIX travel warn there could be delays for several hours.
- Delays 50 minutes southbound on the M11
- All trapped traffic has been released
- 40 minute delays northbound on the M11
Source: Highways Agency
– Highways Agency
Road users are advised that the southbound M11 is closed between junction 7, Harlow and junction 6, M25 following an incident earlier this afternoon.
The closure will remain in place through this evening's peak period and possibly overnight.
A trailer has overturned onto the carriageway spilling a large amount of cooking oil. The carriageway is currently being cleaned and will then need to be inspected to see if resurfacing is required.
There are severe delays on the M11 and M25 tonight after hundreds of litres of cooking oil spilled across the carriageway. A car towing a trailer is thought to have collided with the central reservation on the M11.
Collision - M11 shut s/b J7-J6, overturned vehicle, lane 3 closed n//b also Qs on M11 n/b and on M25 anticlockwise between J28/J27 M11
Automated charging for motorists on the M25 has moved a step closer. The Highways Agency has awarded a contract to deliver a new 'free-flow' system for the Dartford Crossing and QE2 Bridge. It means the barriers currently being used would disappear.