M25 shut after overturned crane smashes central reservation

Part of the M25 is closed after a 55-tonne crane overturned and crashed over both sides of the motorway.

It is shut in both directions at junction 27 with the M11 in Essex, with massive tailbacks forming after the incident at 5.30pm on Friday – including a 10-mile tailback on the clockwise carriageway.

The HGV crossed from the clockwise to the anti-clockwise carriageway and overturned, said Highways England.

Image: The road is undergoing emergency repairs
Diesel has leaked onto the motorway. Pic: @EP_RPU_South
Image: Diesel has leaked onto the motorway. Pic: @EP_RPU_South

Essex Police said no one was seriously injured but the central reservation has been damaged and diesel spilled onto the road.

Drivers have been warned to avoid the area while highways teams and emergency services work Read More – Source