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TRAVEL - ROADS: Essex - Delays QE2 bridge/ Dartford Tunnel

Delays at the Dartford Crossing and QE2 bridge

There are delays of two hours and bridge closed due to a police incident on M25 QE2 Bridge clockwise at A282 (Dartford River Crossing), congestion on M25 to Before J30 A13 (Lakeside). Tailbacks in Essex for five miles.

Traffic at a standstill at Dartford Crossing

The QE2 Bridge has been closed since 11:10 this morning because of an incident on the bridge. It is hoped to open by 18:30. Major delays on the approach, as well as on roads approaching the Blackwall Tunnel.

On the Kent side - similar 2 hour delays with congestion on M25 to J3 M20 / A20 (Swanley Interchange). Tailbacks for six miles. There is two way traffic through the Dartford Tunnels, meaning that anticlockwise traffic is down to two lanes from the usual four.

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