A serious collision between three vehicles on Saturday morning (July 15) closed the M25 anti-clockwise near Heathrow.
Surrey Police, Highways England and other emergency services are on the scene and have opened lane five (closest to the central reservation) to allow some traffic flow between junctions 13 and 12.
The remaining four lanes will need to remain closed for recovery and investigation work and police are advising anyone travelling to Heathrow Airport to allow extra time for their journeys.
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Surrey Police statement
Surrey Police is now urging anyone who saw the collision, or may have dashcam footage of what happened, to come forward.
Read what the force said here.
Two people die in M25 collision
Very sad news to report here. Surrey Police has confirmed two people died in the collision on the M25 earlier this morning.
It’s still looking really bad out on the M25 today. Best to try and avoid it if possible
Here’s what we know about the incident so far.
Another eyewitness has been in touch with us and said they passed the accident around 5am driving northbound. They said it looked as though the car had gone into the back of the HGV.
M25 traffic in video
@doubletopdave tweeted this video of the traffic earlier this morning
The HGV has now been moved.
Highways England has said the M25 is now fully reopened.
Google Maps says there’s about five miles of traffic at the moment. Police have asked the public to check before travelling and consider alternative routes.
This doesn't sound good...
An eyewitness has told us there are screens up around the incident. They said: “Green screens up, what looked like a smashed up Range Rover on a lorry. Lots of queuing traffic.”
Off on holiday today?
Thames Valley Police’s Roads Policing Unit has said you might want to allow a bit of extra journey time if you’re headed to Heathrow or Gatwick.
One lane opened
One lane has reopened. Police have said that the remaining four lanes will need to remain closed for recovery and investigation work.
Crash involved HGV and car
Here’s a tweet from Highways England, saying the incident involved ‘a car into HGV within roadworks.’
Good morning all. We’ve arrived in to the office this morning to the news that the M25 has been closed at Junction 13 after a ‘serious collision’ involving three vehicles, we’ll bring you all the latest on this as we hear it.