Speed cameras which have not worked on the M25 in Surrey, Berksire and Buckinghamshire for two years will spend much of this year out of action, ITV News Meridian can reveal. We disclosed last year the cameras were not working.
The area where they do not work is between the A3 and M40. They are part of a scheme called 'Variable Speed Limits' where speeds are reduced to keep traffic flowing. The cameras are meant to catch offenders. The problem stems from new digital technology which is not properly working.
There have also been issues about the size of the warning signs not being the right dimentions and breaching regulations. Now the Highways Agency says the cameras will not work for many more months and that Surrey Police are to take them over and are working to solve the problems.
With darker evenings and temperatures falling we're being urged to make sure our cars are ready for winter. The latest research says almost half of drivers in the region don't check their vehicles ahead of the winter months.
A third of us don't take any emergency items with us - and half don't carry de-icer in the car.
Police at the scene. The luxury sports car on fire closed the M25 anti-clockwise between J25 and J24. The Lamborghini has been reduced to a mass of twisted metal.
The luxury sports car on fire closed the M25 anti-clockwise between J25 and J24. The Lamborghini has been reduced to a mass of twisted metal.
The road should be open by around 2.15pm.
Another picture just in from the M25. Anti-clockwise between junctions J25 and J24, there are currently delays of 15 minutes due to a luxury sports car on fire, closing three lanes. Normal traffic conditions are expected from 2:15 pm.
Drivers from the Meridian region are being warned about traffic delays on the M25. Anti-clockwise between junctions J25 and J24, there are currently delays of 15 minutes due to a luxury sports car on fire, closing three lanes. Normal traffic conditions are expected from 2:15 pm.
There is queueing traffic and a lane is closed on the exit slip road on the M25 anticlockwise at J31 A1306 Arterial Road (West Thurrock) after an accident.
There is congestion on the M25 Dartford Tunnel to the J2 A2 (Darenth Interchange). The accident is just after the tunnel, on the exit slip road at J31.
There are reports of an accident on the M25 clockwise between J29 A127 (Romford) and J30 A13 (Lakeside / Tilbury). The reports say a vehicle, possibly a lorry, striking the central reservation.
The M25 clockwise is closed with queueing traffic, and long delays after a serious accident, involving a lorry and a car between J6 A22 / B2235 (Godstone) and J7 M23, congestion on M25 to Clacket Lane Services. The accident happened around 4:45am, just after the exit slip road at J6.
Diversion in place: Follow the Hollow Triangle signs, via A22 to Purley and A23 south back to the M25.