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One person dies in 'catastrophic' M25 crash

A stretch of the M25 motorway is closed after one person died in a crash involving several vehicles.

A number of people were also taken to hospital following the accident, which happened at around 1.50am near Waltham Abbey.

The Highways Agency said the motorway is now closed between junctions 23 and 27 clockwise and anticlockwise between junctions 27 and 25. Some parts are expected to remain shut until 3pm.

It has led to long delays on the M25 and heavy traffic in surrounding areas.

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M27 roadworks will see closures and narrowed lanes

There will be overnight closures, narrowed lanes and reduced speed limits on the M27 near Southampton until Spring 2015 as part of ongoing road improvements.

The two major improvements will begin next week as part of the government's £317m programme on motorways and trunk roads.

The enhancements will eventually reduce congestion, increase safety and improve journey times.

Sections of the M27 will undergo major improvements

The work will start on Monday 4th August from Stoneham lane eastbound from the A335 onto the eastbound entry slip road.

Improvements to junction 3 will start at the end of September, after the Southampton Boat Show, and will see the westbound exit slip road and southbound M271 widened to three lanes.

We have planned the work carefully to minimise disruption and will carry out as much of the work as possible overnight, when traffic flows are at their lowest. I advise anyone wishing to use either junction to plan their journeys and to allow extra time.”

– Highways Agency Project Sponsor Ed French

Trains cancelled because of bad weather

Some train services have been delayed because of the heavy rain and storms across the south.

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