Broken-down van causes major delays at Dartford Crossing, motorists advised to plan ahead

Traffic on the M25 is at a standstill this afternoon (June 25) as a result of a broken-down van at the Dartford Crossing. The west tunnel has been closed, causing severe delays for motorists trying to leave the county.

According to National Highways, the A282 northbound between junction 1A and junction 31 on the M25 is experiencing eight miles of congestion. This has resulted in queues all the way back to junction 4 on the M25 for Orpington, with delays of up to 90 minutes above normal travel times.

National Highways traffic officers and recovery teams are currently on the scene, but the closure has been in place since 3pm.

Commuters are advised to listen to kmfm for regular travel updates and to plan their journeys accordingly. It is recommended to allow extra time and consider alternative routes if possible.

The cause of the delays is a broken-down light goods vehicle in one of the tunnels. Motorists are urged to exercise caution and patience while driving through the affected area.

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