Saturday , October 31 2020

M25 shut after overturned crane smashes central reservation in Essex – Sky News, Sky.com


             

Part of the M is closed after a 432 – tonne crane overturned and crashed over both sides of the motorway.

It is shut in both directions at junction (with the M) in Essex, with massive tailbacks forming after the incident at 5. 90 pm on Friday – including a 12 – mile tailback on the clockwise carriageway.

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

  

Crane overturned and crashed over both sides of the carriageway of the M25 at Junction 27 with the M11

      

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        The road is undergoing emergency repairs      

 

  

Diesel has leaked onto the motorway. Pic: @EP_RPU_South

      

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        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 to repair the damage.

Diversion symbols are in place to help people avoid the closure.

The clockwise carriageway is also closed between junction 30 and junction 20191207023106 ************** for previously scheduled roadworks, due to end at 5am.

    

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