Highways England has apologised to drivers who were stuck in four-hour tailbacks after a computer failure closed the Dartford tunnel last night.
The sensors used to detect if a lorry is too tall to travel safely through the tunnels, stopped working. Around 300 lorries a month approach the crossing in the wrong lane. But the resulting chaos exasperated travellers.
Phil Hornby has been talking to the town's MP, Gareth Johnson.
There have been long delays at the Dartford Crossing after a serious crash. Drivers have spent several hours waiting on the A13, trying to get into Kent. Many motorists stood at the side of the road because of the heat in their vehicles. The QE11 bridge was closed after a BMW hit a safety barrier. The woman driver was seriously injured.
If you are delayed by the problems on the Dartford Crossing, drive safely to get here and we'll get you away as quickly as we can. ^LD
Passengers are advised to allow extra time when travelling to the airport via the M25 Dartford Crossing, due to closure of the QE2 Bridge.
There are long delays at the Dartford Crossing after a serious crash. Drivers have spent several hours waiting on the A13, trying to get into Kent. Many motorists are standing a the side of the road because of the heat in their vehicles. The QE11 bridge was closed after a BMW hit a safety barrier. The woman driver was seriously injured.
Two men have been arrested after a ton of cannabis was found in the back of a lorry near the Dartford Crossing. The police stopped the vehicle and found the drugs hidden in rabbit bedding. The street value is thought to be more than £500,000.
The QE2 Bridge at the Dartford Crossing and the A249 Sheppey Crossing are likely to remain closed through the afternoon due to the strong winds.
60mph winds prompted the closure of both bridges for the safety of drivers.
Traffic for the QE2 bridge is being diverted via the east tunnel. Traffic heading northbound will only be able to use the west tunnel.
A clearly signed diversion is in place for the A249 Sheppey Crossing using the Kingsferry bridge.
The bridges will remain closed until the wind speeds drop, which could be after 5pm.
Drivers are advised to plan their journeys and allow extra time.
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It's one year since the Dart Charge payment system, aimed at reducing congestion came into force at the Dartford Crossing.
Highways England says removing the barriers has resulted in faster journey times.
But some drivers complain they have faced problems with the billing system.
There's still no agreement where a new crossing over the Thames should be built. Most drivers agree - one is certainly needed - as they endure long delays between Dartford and Thurrock.
But faced with a range of options from East London to Gravesend and Tilbury - the arguments about where the bridge and its approach roads should go, have continued
As Nashreen Issa reports, the Government is due to make a decision early next year.
The interviewees are: Cllr John Kent, Thurrock Council; and Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Thurrock.