Seven car crash closed part of Dartford Tunnel

A seven car crash closed part of the M25 that runs through the Dartford Tunnel in the early hours of this morning.

Roads and traffic monitoring service Inrix first reported the incident shortly after midnight.

In an update at 00:24am, Inrix said: “Two lanes closed and slow traffic due to accident, 7 cars involved on M25 Dartford Tunnel anticlockwise from J1A A206 (Dartford) to J31 A1306 (Lakeside / Purfleet).

“Congestion to the A2. The left hand tunnel is blocked.

“The roadworks in the right hand tunnel have been removed so Northbound traffic is being diverted via the East Tunnel (which is the taller of the two). “

At around 1.40am, Inrix reported that the road had been cleared and both tunnels had reopened.

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