Nine mile queues for Dartford Crossing

Drivers heading to the Dartford crossing should expect delays of up to an hour in 9-mile tailbacks.

Traffic on the M25 to get into Essex is stretched as far back as junction 4 for Orpington.

Long delays on the M25

Long delays on the M25

One lane of four remains closed between Junction 1A and 1B at the Princes Road Interchange.

It is reportedly due to a crash involving multiple vehicles.

Fire crews were called to attend reports the tyres of a lorry had caught alight near junction 1A shortly before 4pm.

One fire engine attended and the vehicle’s tyres were said to be smoking on arrival.

Crews then cooled the wheels down with hose reel jets.

Long queues for the Crossing remain. Photo: Highways England

Long queues for the Crossing remain. Photo: Highways England

There are currently hour long delays and the volume of traffic is also affecting the A2.

According to traffic service Inrix there has been a further report of a breakdown in the queues.

Yesterday there were eight-mile queues at the Crossing.[1]

Kent Fire and Rescue have been contacted for comment.

More to follow.

Avoid getting stuck on Kent’s roads by keeping up-to-date on all of the latest traffic and travel news here or by following our live blog. [2][3]

Listen to kmfm for regular travel updates.[4]

Read more: All the latest news from Dartford[5]

References

  1. ^ eight-mile queues at the Crossing. (www.kentonline.co.uk)
  2. ^ latest traffic and travel news here (www.kentonline.co.uk)
  3. ^ following our live blog. (www.kentonline.co.uk)
  4. ^ Listen to kmfm for regular travel updates. (www.kmfm.co.uk)
  5. ^ Read more: All the latest news from Dartford (www.kentonline.co.uk)