Published On: Wed, May 15th, 2019

M25 traffic: M25 CLOSED after horrific crash – traffic chaos near Heathrow Airport | UK | News

The M25 was closed anticlockwise at junction 18 near Maple Cross, Hertfordshire, due to a five-vehicle crash.

Two lorries, a van, a car and a motorbike were involved in a collision during the morning rush hour. 

The Transport for Bucks Twitter account warned of “almost total gridlock” on A roads nearby due to the crash.

Queues are also stretching back miles from junction 18 to junction 15 after the motorway was closed to allow an air ambulance to land.

Transport for Bucks said: “We are aware that the M25 was completely closed earlier on. It is now partially open between junction 17 and 18 Hertfordshire way, but this has resulted in almost total gridlock across the A roads in the south of the county – Amersham, Chesham, Denham, Iver etc.

“Please be aware of this when travelling this morning and please avoid the area if possible.”

The M25 reopened at around 9am but delays are still expected. 

Highways England said: “The M25 in Hertfordshire is closed anti-clockwise between J18 (near Chorleywood) and J17 (Mill End) due to a serious road traffic collision.

“Hertfordshire Police, emergency services and Highways England Traffic Officers are currently in attendance.

“We are currently on scene turning trapped traffic from the rear. Please wait until you are instructed to turn.

“Road users approaching the closure are advised to follow the ‘Hollow Square’ diversion symbols. From M25 Junction 18 exit slip turn left at signals onto A404 towards Rickmansworth. At the first roundabout A404/A412 take 2nd exit onto A412 towards Slough. At the second A404/A412 roundabout take 3rd exit onto A412 towards Slough. At ‘Maple Cross Roundabout’ take 2nd exit onto link road towards M25. At M25 Junction 17 roundabout take 1st exit to rejoin M25 towards Heathrow.

“There are currently delays of up to 100 minutes anti-clockwise with congestion back to J21. Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey.”

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