Police close Dartford Crossing after people climb onto bridge

News / Mon 17th Oct 2022 at 06:00am

Update: 0815 hrs

Our officers are continuing to work to resolve the issue on the Dartford Crossing after two people climbed up onto high cables early this morning.

The QEII bridge is closed to allow us to resolve the situation as safely as possible and a diversion is in place through the tunnel.

This is a complex operation due to the height at which the protestors are currently situated and it may take some but we are working as quickly as possible.

We want to be clear – our priority is to keep people safe and keep Essex moving.

We will take action against anyone who puts life in danger or things they can selfishly stop others getting to work or getting on with their lives.

We appreciate your patience and understandin

POLICE Officers are currently working to resolve a situation which has caused them to close the QEII Bridge at the Dartford Crossing.

They received a report shortly before 3.50am today (Monday 17 October) that two people had climbed onto the bridge and are currently at height.

A spokeseperson said: “The bridge has been closed while we resolve the incident which we will do as quickly and as safely for all involved.

It does mean that we have had to close the bridge to traffic, but a diversion is going to be put in place through the tunnel.

This is likely to cause delays throughout this morning and this incident may take some time to resolve due to the complexities of safely getting people down from height.

Please plan your journey.

“We appreciate your patience and understanding. We will provide further updates when we are in a position to”.

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2 Comments for Police close Dartford Crossing after people climb onto bridge:

Just stop oil won't win
2022-10-17 08:30:42

Pathetic idiots when will you people understand that you will NOT win Do us all a favour and go back to your homes and never come out in to public again! You two are a bunch off embarrassments!

2022-10-18 06:22:15

Police are working to resolve the situation ? Open the bridge and let people go about their business and as for the two idiots they'll come down soon enough when they are hungry. Also stop their benefits.

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