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M25 traffic updates as three car crash near Bluewater blocks motorway

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Original article from Kent Live

The M25 clockwise between the Darenth and Swanley interchanges has been closed due to a serious incident.

Traffic is being held and queues are starting to build.

The road has been closed since 11:00am to attend to the accident, which happened between junctions 2 and 3 on the clockwise carriageway.

Traffic cameras show a fire engine and several ambulances in attendance.

KentLive has contacted Kent Police for more information on this incident.

We will bring you live updates as and when we have them.

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Harry Higginson

Update: three in hospital, but injuries not serious

Kent Police have issued the following statement on the incident:

Kent Police was called at 10.45am on Thursday 29 July 2021 regarding a collision involving three vehicles on the clockwise carriageway of the M25 between junctions 2 and 3.

Officers, South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service attended the scene where three people were treated for injuries that are not described as serious.

All three have been taken to a local hospital for further medical attention.

The carriageway was closed while emergency services dealt with the incident and one lane remains closed while arrangements are made to recover the vehicles.

Harry Higginson

Update: Two vehicles, not three, involved in incident.

Traffic appears to be moving normally past the site of the incident.

An update indicates that initial reports of three cars being involved in the crash may have been inaccurate.

It is now being reported that only two cars were involved in the collision.

Traffic appears to be moving more freely in spite of one lane remaining closed.

Harry Higginson

Delays stretch to Lakeside shopping centre

Delays stretch all the way across the Dartford crossing.

The incident between the Darenth and Swanley interchanges on the M25 clockwise has been cleared, but delays are still to be expected.

Tailbacks stretch from the Darenth Interchange (J2) across the Dartford Bridge, to Lakeside Shopping Centre in Grays, Essex.

Harry Higginson

Two ambulances present as vehicles moved to hard shoulder

At least two ambulances can be seen as vehicles have been moved to the hard shoulder.

Two ambulances appear to be on the scene, with the incident now cleared to the hard shoulder.

Traffic is passing, though one lane remains closed.

Harry Higginson

Traffic released and vehicles cleared

Highways England has confirmed that traffic has been released following the incident.

A single lane remains closed after the crash involving three cars.

Harry Higginson

Traffic queueing to Dartford Crossing

Traffic trailing back to the Dartford Bridge

Traffic cameras show the extent of the delays with drivers queueing to the Kent side of the Dartford Bridge.

Traffic appears to be moving but there is still congestion clockwise from the bridge to Junction 3 at Swanley.

Harry Higginson

Member of public hands out cokes to stranded motorists

A heartwarming report has come out of the incident on the M25 in absence of further details on the incident.

A fellow driver stuck in traffic has started to hand out drinks to others as the road is cleared.

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