The incidents took place between junctions 15 and 16 and between junctions 17 and 18. Although both incidents have been cleared with all lanes now open, delays remain in the area.
Traffic travelling anti-clockwise along this stretch of the M25 slowed down to view the incidents which has resulted in tailbacks between junctions 16 and 15 in the anti-clockwise direction.
Drivers, particularly those heading towards Heathrow Airport, are advised to check traffic conditions before they set out and leave extra time for their journeys.
The Highways Agency's Regional Control Centre has set electronic signs across the region to warn drivers of the delays.
The Highways Agency provides live traffic information via its website www.highways.gov.uk/traffic, local and national radio travel bulletins, electronic road signs and mobile platforms, such as the iPhone. Local Twitter services are also available at @HAtraffic_east .
Providing they can do so safely, road users can also call the Highways Agency Information Line (0300 123 5000) to keep up to date with road conditions.
Notes to Editors
1. The Highways Agency is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. We manage, maintain and improve England’s motorways and other strategic roads on behalf of the Secretary of State.
2. Real-time traffic information for England’s motorways and other strategic roads is available:
- From the web at www.highways.gov.uk/traffic or www.highways.gov.uk/mobile if using a phone or mobile device.
- By phone from the Highways Agency Information Line on 0300 123 5000 at any time. (Calls to 0300 numbers will cost no more than 5p per minute from a standard BT residential landline. Call charges from other landlines and mobile networks may vary, but will be no more than a standard geographic call and will be included in all inclusive minutes and discount schemes). Make sure it’s safe and legal before you call. Before using any mobile, find a safe place to park. Never stop on the hard shoulder of a motorway except in an emergency.
- On an iPhone app which will automatically select the region you are in. Free to download from the iTunes store or search for Highways Agency on your device.
From Twitter – there are eight feeds with live traffic information provided by region. For information on roads in the East follow us at @HAtraffic_east or for the full index visit www.highways.gov.uk/twitter.
3. Receive our national and regional press releases by RSS and get the latest headlines straight to your desktop the moment we publish them to our website. Choose to receive a national press feed or one of our regionalised feeds - go to www.highways.gov.uk/rssnews for more information.
Issued on behalf of the Highways Agency by GNN East. For further information please call 01223 372782 / 83 / 84.