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UK News M25 shut after overturned crane smashes central reservation

06:25  07 december  2019
06:25  07 december  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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The M 25 is closed in both directions following a huge crash involving a crane which overturned and smashed through the central reservation . The collision occurred at Junction 27 with the M11 in Essex on Friday evening. It has caused huge tailbacks in both directions including more than 10 miles on the

Damage to the central reservation of the M 25 after a crane overturned and crashed over both sides of the carriageway. Photograph: Essex Police/PA. Several blocks from the carriageway have been broken off by the crane and spread across the junction making it impossible for cars to pass.

The HGV crossed the central reservation and overturned © PA The HGV crossed the central reservation and overturned 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 road is undergoing emergency repairs © PA The road is undergoing emergency repairs

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

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

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A crane has smashed into the central reservation of the M 25 and forced the motorway to shut . A serious collision tonight knocked the crane -carrying Video: M 25 is shut in both directions after a crane crashes into the central reservation and blocks both carriageways causing 10-mile tailbacks.

The M 25 has been shut after a horror smash caused by an overturned crane that toppled over both sides of the carriageway. Highways England have said the incident is causing congestion on the M 25 clock wise between junction 25 and 27 adding at least 80 minuets to normal journey times.

a close up of a street at night: Diesel has leaked onto the motorway. Pic: @EP_RPU_South © Other Diesel has leaked onto the motorway. Pic: @EP_RPU_South

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.

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The clockwise carriageway is also closed between junction 25 and junction 27 for previously scheduled roadworks, due to end at 5am.

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