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Video shows moment lorry smashed through barrier and almost fell off bridge

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Video footage has caught the terrifying moment a lorry almost crashed completely off a bridge on the M25.

Huge tailbacks remain in place after the incident this afternoon (April 7) near Junction 2 anticlockwise.

Police say no serious injuries have been reported, but a lorry was pictured in a precarious position overhanging a bridge after smashing through a barrier.

Drivers were warned to expect major delays on the M25 and A2 following the incident, which took place at around 1.20pm today (April 7).

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The footage has been shared widely across Facebook after initially being posted by Max Ellington.

Dashcam footage catches the moment a lorry almost crashed off a bridge on the M25

Kent Police said in a statement: "Road closures are in place following a collision between a lorry and a roadside barrier on the A282.

"The incident was reported to Kent Police at 1.20pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 and resulted in part of the lorry’s trailer breaching a safety barrier.

"No serious injuries have been reported, however the A2 is closed in both directions, at the junction for the Darenth Interchange, to ensure public safety.

"The anticlockwise M25 is also closed at junction 2.

"Motorists are advised to expect delays and, where possible, consider using an alternative route."

Highways England said a "complex" recovery operation was underway

Highways England have said the A2 closure is causing delays of more than an hour.

The M25 is also closed at anticlockwise at Junction 2.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and, where possible, consider using an alternative route.

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