The M25 in Essex is closed in both directions between J23 (A1) - J27 (M11) clockwise, and J27 (M11) - J25 (Cheshunt) anti clockwise. The carriageway may not fully reopen until 3pm.
The Highways Agency has released a time-lapse video of work to make it quicker and easier to pay the toll for using the Dartford Crossing between Essex and Kent.
The video shows the installation of five new gantries that have been installed at the entrance to the Dartford tunnels and on the Queen Elizabeth II bridge.
The gantries will hold cameras and sensors for the new Dart Charge being introduced in October. That will allow drivers to pre-pay the charge or pay online so they won't need to stop at the toll booths.
The Highways Agency says 170,000 vehicles a day use the crossing and the new system will improve journeys and reduce congestion.
Drivers are being warned the M25 anti-clockwise will be closed during Thursday's rush hour after a lorry fire.
The M25 is closed anti-clockwise between junction 23 (access to the A1(M)) and junction 21a (access to the M1).
A lorry carrying cooking oil and foodstuff has overturned, spilling its content – which later caught fire – onto the carriageway.
Emergency services are currently on scene, as well as structures engineers assessing damage to the road and overhead gantry.
A police investigation is underway. The road will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so but the closure is expected to last for several hours, and during rush hour.
Road users wishing to use the M25 anti-clockwise need to exit the M25 at junction 23 and take the A1(M) north; exit at junction 3 and join the A414 west. Take the A405 south and rejoin the M25 at junction 21.
Police are advising drivers to avoid the M25 until mid-afternoon after a lorry fire closed the carriageway on both directions in Hertfordshire.
The section between junctions 21a and 23 near the South Mimms services is expected to be closed until 3pm.
Long tailbacks have built up on surrounding roads.
The M25 is closed in both directions in Hertfordshire because of a lorry fire and smoke blowing across the carriageway.
The section affects is between junction 21a for London Colney and junction 23 for South Mimms and the A1(M).
The Highways Agency says the road is expected to re-open from 3:00 pm.
Two lanes closed due to strong winds on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise from A282 (Dartford River Crossing toll booths).All traffic is using one tunnel due to the closure of the QE2 Bridge.
A German lorry driver has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving following a ten-vehicle crash on the M25 in Essex.
Anton Maizen, 58, from Darmstadt in Germany, was arrested following a collision on the M25 at near Lakeside on Tuesday 2 April.
He has been charged with causing death by dangerous driving as well as causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was due to appear before Basildon magistrates court on Thursday.
A 79-year-old man from Ilford was certified dead at the scene of the collision. Five others including a child were taken to hospital.
The M25 is blocked anti-clockwise between the A12 and M11 junctions due to accident.
The M25 at Aveley between junctions 29 and 30 was fully reopened at 9pm last night, following a fatal collision involving ten vehicles. The collision happened at 12.30pm on the clockwise carriageway and involved four articulated lorries and six cars.
One person, a man in his 70s from east London, was certified dead at the scene. Two people were airlifted to the Royal London Hospital and a number of other people received less serious injuries.
Two lorry drivers were arrested at the scene on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. A 43-year-old man from Poland was later released without charge, while a 58-year-old man from Germany remains in police custody.