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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Traffic at a standstill
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.
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.