Dartford Crossing Closed for Police Incident, Causes Traffic Chaos and Delays on Surrounding Roads

The Dartford Crossing, a major route connecting Essex and Kent, was closed for several hours due to a police incident, causing extensive traffic delays on surrounding roads. The closure, which occurred near the QEII Bridge over the River Thames, was initiated by emergency services responding to an undisclosed situation.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area and seek alternative routes as significant tailbacks were expected. Although the road has since reopened, there are still residual delays in both directions. Motorists should expect severe delays while traffic gradually returns to normal.

The congestion was reported to have reached back to the M25 at Romford, with delays also present on the A13 towards the motorway. The areas of Lakeside and Purfleet were also heavily affected by the closure. In addition, queues were reported to be extending back to the Darenth Interchange on the anti-clockwise side of the M25, as preparations were made to reverse traffic flow through one of the tunnels during the bridge closure.

Authorities have not yet released any further information about the incident. For the latest updates on travel conditions, tune in to KMFM radio.

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