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Drivers complain after M25 improvement works

It was billed as a radical scheme that would transform a frequently gridlocked section of the M25 in Kent and Surrey. But less than a year after its construction the so-called 'smart' motorway is cracking up. Motoring experts say parts of the motorway between junctions 5 and 7 are a hazard to car drivers and truckers. That's after £129m was spent on improvement works. Tom Savvides reports.

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PICTURES: two lorries and a van crash on M25

Police and firefighters are working to clear up a large diesel spillage after a crash involving two lorries and a van on the M25.

It happened between junctions five and six and affected both sides of the carriageway.

Credit: Del Walsh

The road was closed earlier but two lanes - one on either side - are now open while work continues to make the area safe. It is believed that no one is trapped.

Credit: Del Walsh
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