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M25 shut for hours due to crash and diesel spillage

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M25 closed near Bricket Wood and St Albans due to lorry crash

By Nathan Louis

Last updated:

    A section of the M25 was closed for hours after a lorry crashed into a barrier.
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  • Police warned drivers of delays to their journeys after a single-vehicle collision which happened at around 12.30am (Tuesday November 17)
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  • A lorry smashed into a barrier between junctions 21A for Bricket Wood and 22 for London Colney, and a full closure was put in place clockwise between these junctions.
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  • As well as sustaining significant damage, the fuel tank of the lorry ruptured causing fuel to spill over the M25.
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  • Fortunately, the driver only sustained minor injuries and no other vehicles were involved.
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  • The lorry was later recovered and the road was cleaned up.
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  • The motorway closure caused major traffic delays this morning, particularly in the St Albans area, with the A414, A405, and A1081 all affected, along with the M25 from Watford.
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  • The M25 reopened at around 8.30am, but traffic remains heavy in the area at this time.
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  • For further details about the crash, along with images from the scene, and how the closure affected traffic in our area, see our live blog below.