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Long queues as medical incident halts traffic on M25

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Original article from Kent Live

Long queues have formed on the M25 following a medical incident.

All traffic is being held on the M25 between Orpington and Swanley due to a medical emergency.

The disruption is effecting the anti-clockwise carriageway from junction 3 for the M20 and junction 1 for the Swanley Interchange to junction 4 for Orpington.

Traffic has been held since 4.20pm.

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A spokesman for Highways England said: "Traffic is currently being held due to an emergency services incident.

"Thank you for your patience."

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Harry Higginson

Kent Police statement on incident

Kent Police have issued the following statement:

"At around 3.45pm, officers on patrol attended a medical incident on the anticlockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 4 and 3.

"South East Coast Ambulance Service also attended and a man was taken to a local hospital. Traffic was held while emergency services dealt with the incident and the carriageway is now open."

Harry Higginson

Traffic delayed anticlockwise

An update from Highways England indicates that traffic was reported initially as being slowed clockwise.

This is incorrect, and traffic is in fact delayed anticlockwise.

Harry Higginson

Traffic released according to Highways England

Highways England has tweeted that the incident has now been moved ot the hard shoulder.

Traffic has been released and should begin to move again.

Lauren MacDougall

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