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Friday traffic and travel: M25 shut at Lakeside after motorcyclist dies

News / Fri 18th Sep 2015 at 06:03am

0915 hrs

A motorcyclist injured in a collision on the M25 close to junction 30 this morning has sadly died.

The man is believed to be from the Maidstone area in Kent. Officers remain at the scene carrying out investigations.

The clockwise carriageway is likely to remain closed for some time yet.

0850 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 closed and queuing traffic for eight miles clockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a motorcycle. Diversion in operation – using the Link Road between J30 and J31. Congestion to J28, A12 (Brook Street Roundabout).

Slow traffic on A127 Southend Arterial Road westbound between Halfway House and Romford.

Queuing traffic on A13 Aveley Bypass out of town in Aveley between Wennington Interchange and Lakeside.

Queuing traffic on A13 westbound between Tilbury and Lakeside, because of the closure of the M25.

Queuing traffic for nine miles and intermittent lane closures on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

0820 hrs

The anti-clockwise side of the M25 motorway has now been reopened following a serious road traffic collision near to junction 30. Traffic initially caught at the scene of the collision has also been released.

0816 hrs

Statement from Essex Police

Police have closed the M25 between junctions 30 and 31 following a serious road traffic collision shortly before 6am today. A lorry and a motorbike have been in collision close to junction 30. Police and ambulance paramedics are on scene at the moment.

Both sides of the motorway are currently closed and the clockwise side is expected to be closed for a considerable period of time.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if at all possible as traffic congestions will be very heavy.

The driver of the lorry has been arrested at the scene on suspicion of careless driving.

0815 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 closed and queuing traffic for eight miles clockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a motorcycle. Diversion in operation – using the Link Road between J30 and J31. Congestion to J29, A127 (Romford).

Queuing traffic on A13 Aveley Bypass out of town in Aveley between Wennington Interchange and Lakeside.

Queuing traffic on A13 westbound between Tilbury and Lakeside, because of the closure of the M25.

M25 Kent – Intermittent lane closures and queuing traffic for six miles on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J3, M20 (Swanley Interchange).

0700 hrs

Diversion Information

M25 closed and queuing traffic for three miles clockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a motorcycle.

Diversion in operation – via the A13 into London, then via the Woolwich Ferry or Blackwall Tunnel and back out on the A2 or A20.

Queuing traffic on A13 westbound in Grays between the A1012 junction and Lakeside, because of the closure of the M25.

Two lanes closed and long delays on M25 anticlockwise at the Dartford Tunnel. Congestion to J2, A2 (Darenth Interchange).

0630 hrs

M25 Essex – M25 closed and queuing traffic for three miles clockwise between J30, A13 (Lakeside) and J31, A1306 (West Thurrock), because of a serious accident involving a lorry and a motorcycle.

Queuing traffic on A13 westbound in Grays between the A1012 junction and Lakeside, because of the closure of the M25.

M25 Kent – M25 closed and delays anticlockwise between the Dartford Tunnel and J30, A13 (Lakeside), because of a serious accident on the clockwise side prior to the bridge.

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