Major Crash Causes Major Delays on M25 Between Orpington and Sevenoaks

Traffic came to a standstill on the M25 between Orpington and Sevenoaks today after a serious crash caused significant delays for motorists.

According to reports, the M25 clockwise from Junction 4 near Orpington to Junction 5 of the M26 near Sevenoaks was completely blocked just before 4pm. This resulted in long delays of up to 30 minutes for drivers trying to navigate through the area.

The National Highways agency reported that one lane was closed and the ambulance service had been called to attend to the collision. The severity of the accident caused a ripple effect of congestion, with traffic backing up all the way to Junction 3 at the Swanley interchange. Drivers on the opposite side of the motorway were also experiencing delays due to onlookers slowing down to observe the scene.

Reports indicate that a vehicle involved in the accident caught fire, adding to the chaos on the motorway. However, the blaze has since been extinguished and emergency services remain at the scene to assist with the clean-up and recovery process.

Despite the fire being put out, there are still significant delays of at least 30 minutes in the area. Motorists are advised to avoid the affected section of the M25 if possible and to tune into local radio station kmfm for traffic and travel updates.

We will continue to provide updates on the situation as more information becomes available.

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