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A collision between Junction 18 and 19 on the M25 clockwise has forced the closure of two lanes and has caused heavy traffic leading back to Junction 16, for the M40.

The crash involved three cars and was attended by Metropolitan Police.

Images released by Highways England shows traffic built up back to junction 16.

The incident is causing delays during rush hour.

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Traffic back to normal

It looks like traffic between Junctions 16 and 19 has returned to normal following an earlier crash.

Elsewhere on the M25 there are currently delays of up to two hours after a car overturned between Junctions 8 and 9.

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Traffic appears to be returning to normal around between Junctions 16 and 19.

Find out the scale of the traffic caused by the crash:

Elsewhere on the M25, there are even longer queues, of over 15 miles.

A car overturned following a crash between Junctions 8 and 9, and three of four lanes are closed in order to move it.

Find out more here:

M25 delays: 15-MILE queues after car overturns clockwise between Reigate and Leatherhead

Traffic returning to normal

Traffic is beginning to return to normal on the M25 following a collision between Junctions 18 and 19 in the clockwise direction, at 7.40am today, according to images from Highways England’s traffic cameras.

Traffic is returning to normal around Junction 17
Traffic is returning to normal around Junction 17

Person taken to hospital

East of England Ambulance service have confirmed that one person has been taken to Watford General Hospital with “what is believed to be” minor injuries.

They assessed three people at the scene of the accident.

People rescued by firefighters

Hetrfordshire Fire and Rescue Service attended the crash and released the occupants of the vehicles who had been trapped in their cars.

East Ambulance also attended the scene.

Catch up with what happened here:

M25 crash: Drivers rescued after being trapped in cars following three vehicle collision

Traffic is still heavy despite all lanes re-opening

Images from Highways England’s traffic cameras show that traffic further down the M25 is still slow, while it is beginning to ease at Junction 18.

Traffic at Junction 16 at Uxbridge is still slow with congestion on all lanes.
Traffic at Junction 16 at Uxbridge is still slow with congestion on all lanes. (Image: Highways England)
Traffic is starting to ease as all lanes have been re-opened.
Traffic is starting to ease as all lanes have been re-opened. (Image: Highways England)

More frustrated motorists

People travelling on the M25 this morning have taken to twitter to vent their frustrations at being stuck.

Delays and tailbacks

Traffic has backed up for more than 9 miles as a result and currently starts just after Junction 16 from the M40 (Uxbridge)

People at the back of the queue can expect upwards of 60 minutes of delays to their normal journey.

Background

A three car accident, shortly before 8am this morning has caused major delays on the M25 clockwise.

The accident happened between Junction 18 (Chorleywood) and Junction 19 (Watford).

Metropolitan Police attended the scene and closed two of the four lanes of the motorway.