Crane crash on M25

Part of the Surrey stretch of the M25 has been closed after a mobile crane hit a safety barrier. The Highways Agency has warned drivers to expect severe delays on the anti-clockwise part of the motorway until the evening.

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M25 re-opened after crane crash

The M25 anti-clockwise has now re-opened between junction 10 and junction 8 in Surrey. Two lanes were closed for several hours after a heavy mobile crane collided with a safety barrier early yesterday. The accident caused severe delays.

Two lanes re-opened after crane crash

The mobile crane which crashed on the M25 in Surrey Credit: Highways Agency

Two lanes have now re-opened on the M25 in Surrey after a mobile crane hit a safety barrier. The Highways Agency has warned drivers to expect severe delays on the anti-clockwise part of the motorway until the evening between junction 9 at Leatherhead and junction 8 at Reigate.

Two lanes remain closed on the M25 Credit: Highways Agency

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Crane crash causes major delays on M25

Drivers on the M25 in Surrey are being warned to expect severe delays until this evening after a mobile crane collided with a safety barrier early this morning. The anticlockwise carriageway has been closed between junction 9 at Leatherhead and junction 8 at Reigate.

A diversion is in place from junction 10, rejoining the M25 at junction 8. The crane will require specialist heavy lifting equipment to recover, and the anticlockwise carriageway may have to remain closed until the recovery operation is completed.

Delays are expected to become severe, and drivers are advised to check conditions before they set out, and plan their journeys to avoid the area if possible. Live traffic information is available on the Highways Agency’s website www.highways.gov.uk

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