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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.

Traffic update

It’s still looking really bad out on the M25 today. Best to try and avoid it if possible

Tailbacks have been getting longer all day on the M25 following the earlier crash
Tailbacks have been getting longer all day on the M25 following the earlier crash (Image: Google Maps)

Recap

Here’s what we know about the incident so far.

Eyewitness account

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

HGV moved

The HGV has now been moved.

Motorway reopened

Highways England has said the M25 is now fully reopened.

Traffic update

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.

Traffic on M25 following overnight collision
Traffic on M25 following overnight collision (Image: Google Maps)

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.’

M25 crash

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.