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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.
He was arrested and remains in police custody.
Drivers at the Kent-Essex crossing are still facing delays despite the QE2 Crossing reopening, Kent Police have confirmed.
Kent Police has said the Dartford River Crossing remains closed while bomb disposal teams assess the situation:
Anna Stanford has posted on Twitter saying: "Glad I found myself next to Mr Whippy. 99s all round on the #M25 #dartfordcrossing"
The Dartford Bridge and QE2 Crossing are still closed due to a security alert. There are tailbacks for nine miles. No estimate yet for the M25 reopening.
Hundreds of vehicles are stuck in huge tailbacks on the M25 during Friday night's rush hour after a security alert shut the Dartford Crossing and the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.