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M25 shut in both directions after crash near Dartford Crossing – live

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Original article from Kent Live

The M25 has been shut in both directions after a crash near the Dartford Crossing.

The smash happened near the Darenth interchange at junction 2 and involved a car and two vans.

There is debris across the motorway after a bridge was struck in the crash.

There is heavy congestion approaching Swanley Interchange and towards the Dartford Crossing.

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A diversion route is in place and emergency services have dashed to the scene.

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Anna Gladwin

Traffic at a standstill

Traffic is at a standstill on the M25 at junction 2

Anna Gladwin

Diversion route

Road users travelling clockwise are advised to follow the hollow triangle diversion route:

  • From M25 Junction 1A exit slip to roundabout "Littlebrook Interchange", take 2nd exit onto A206 towards Greenhithe.
  • At A206 / A226 roundabout take 2nd exit onto B255 towards Bean.
  • Follow B255 past Bluewater to the A2 North Junction roundabout, take 2nd exit and cross the A2 to the South Junction roundabout and take 1st exit onto A2 towards London.
  • Follow A2 to M25 Junction 2 "Darenth Interchange" and then take 1st exit to re-join M25 towards Gatwick.

Anna Gladwin

Severe delays of 75 minutes

Highways England said:

Road users are advised to expect disruption and allow extra time for their journey.

There are currently delays of 75 minutes above the usual travel time on approach.

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