M25 live traffic updates as Dartford Tunnel blocked after crash

The M25 has been blocked after a crash which temporarily shut the road this morning (April 20). The incident occurred on the anti-clockwise carriageway at the Dartford Tunnel, from junction 1A A206 (Dartford) to junction31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet), with reports of traffic delays.

It is unknown if there are any fatalities or casualties at this stage but emergency services have been contacted. Traffic reports confirmed two lanes have closed as a result of the crash but have since reopened.

Long delays remain on the road with queueing traffic is also being reported while the situation is being dealt with. According to INRIX traffic, the left hand tunnel is closed, and all the traffic is using the East Tunnel.

EssexLive has contacted relevant emergency services for more information.

Follow this live blog below for the latest news and updates as the situation unfolds.


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