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Two hurt after lorry overturns on M25

Part of the M25 will be closed for the rest of the day after a lorry overturned, leaving on person in a critical condition while another is being treated for serious injuries.

A stretch of road shut is between junction 23 at South Mimms and junction 25. Credit: Bruno Fernandes. Twitter: @nbrunofernandes

The M25 is closed between J23 (St Albans Road) and J25 (Enfield). Congestion was reported earlier on the clockwise Clockwise to J22 with the A1081 (St Albans / London Colney) and on the anticlockwise section to J27 with the M11.

The emergency services are still on the scene but two air ambulances called to the scene have now left.

Man held after M25 crossings security alert

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.

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Delays continue despite Dartford Crossing's reopening

Drivers at the Kent-Essex crossing are still facing delays despite the QE2 Crossing reopening, Kent Police have confirmed.

Dartford Crossing reopened after bomb threat ruled out

Bomb disposal teams at Dartford crossing

Kent Police has said the Dartford River Crossing remains closed while bomb disposal teams assess the situation:

The cars that were on QE2 bridge were turned around and the lorries remain parked on the bridge.

Traffic travelling from Kent towards Essex is being diverted along the A2 through the Blackwall tunnel.

Traffic travelling from Essex towards Kent is being diverted via the A13.

The national traffic control centre have placed strategic signage across the southeast road network to advise motorists of the road closure.

The Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams are on the scene at the Dartford Crossing and are in the process of assessing the situation so appropriate action can be taken.

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Man arrested over ongoing M25 security alert

Police were called to the Dartford Crossing at 4pm today (Friday, 6 September) following a report that a male pedestrian was behaving unusually. The male has been arrested.

Officers have located a suspicious item and have closed the crossing whilst enquiries continue.

The crossing will be closed for some time and motorists are advised to find alternative routes.

– KENT POLICE
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