Traffic has started moving again at the Dartford Crossing between Kent and Essex following hours of delays because of a security alert, which saw bomb disposal teams called. A pedestrian has been arrested after "behaving unusually".
Motorists faced severe delays on the M25 after police were forced to close the Dartford Crossing in both directions due to a security alert.
Drivers were caught in nine-mile long tailbacks after both the QE2 Bridge and Dartford Tunnels were closed for almost seven hours during rush-hour traffic last night, as bomb disposal experts investigated a suspicious item.
Officers had been called to the crossing at 4pm following a report of a male pedestrian behaving unusually, Kent Police said.