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Frantic Friday is set to be the one of the busiest days of the year on our roads and already the M25 is experiencing a number of issues.

All traffic has been held at Junction 10, on the clockwise carriageway after a van and three cars collided near the junction.

Elsewhere, at Junction 13, near Staines, there was severe congestion caused by an earlier crash, with traffic still slow to recover.

As rush hour continues, more delays are expected to emerge, with roads including the A40, M40, A4, M4 and A406 also vulnerable to severe traffic delays.

Motorists have been warned by the RAC to expect a "Frantic Friday", caused by the usual heavy commuter traffic as well as millions of leisure trips thanks to school holidays beginning in England and Wales.

Motorists have been warned to expect high traffic on motorways and major roads (stock image)

RAC traffic spokesman Rod Dennis said: "This weekend tends to be one of the busiest on the roads for leisure journeys, second only to Easter and Christmas.

"On some popular routes, this may well mean gridlock, especially through the second half of Friday when commuters and holidaymakers will be sharing space on the same stretches of the UK’s roads. As a result, it will almost certainly feel like a ‘frantic Friday’ for some."

You can follow the latest updates on the traffic chaos in our live blog below.

M25 traffic easing after crash

Traffic easing, accident cleared on M25 clockwise at J10 (Wisley Interchange). Previous congestion to halfway before J9 (Leatherhead).
All lanes have been re-opened following the re-positioning and recovery of all vehicles. Some emergency service vehicles remain on scene. Residual delays remain back beyond J8 Reigate.

Car fire at Cobham Services

Fire crews are attending Cobham Services after reports of a car fire:

Trapped person removed from vehicle on M25

Highways England has confirmed Surrey Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has removed a person trapped in their vehicle.

Stop-start traffic on M25

Stop-start traffic and delays due to earlier accident, van and two cars involved on M25 clockwise at J10 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 (Leatherhead). All lanes have been re-opened.
All lanes have been re-opened following the re-positioning and recovery of all vehicles. Some emergency service vehicles remain on scene. Residual delays remain back beyond J8 Reigate.

M25 anticlockwise delays

Queueing traffic on M25 anticlockwise from J13 A30 (Staines) to J10 (Wisley Interchange).
Residual delays of earlier onlookers to an accident on the clockwise carriageway.

M25 reopened

Stationary traffic due to earlier accident, van and two cars involved on M25 clockwise at J10 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 (Leatherhead). All lanes have been re-opened.
All lanes have been re-opened following the re-positioning and recovery of all vehicles. Some emergency service vehicles remain on scene. Residual delays remain back beyond J8 Reigate.

"Up and over" in place

Highways England tweeted:

M25 CLOSED

Travel service Inrix is reporting:

Main carriageway closed and stationary traffic due to accident, Box van and three cars involved on M25 clockwise at J10 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 (Leatherhead).

Emergency services have closed the main carriageway between the slip roads forcing traffic up the exit slip and to the roundabout and back down the entry slip to rejoin the carriageway. Lane four has been closed on the anti-clockwise.

Diversion - via exit and entry slip roads.

M25 crash

Stationary traffic due to all traffic being temporarily held and accident, lorry and a car involved on M25 clockwise at J10 (Wisley Interchange). Congestion to J9 (Leatherhead).
All traffic has been held for an accident in lane three (of three) just after the exit slip road.

Trailer overturned on M4

M4 westbound entry slip road closed, slow traffic due to overturned trailer at M4 J8 (Maidenhead).
The entry slip road onto the the Westbound M4 is closed. A small trailer that was being towed by a vehicle has overturned.

Heavy traffic on M25 J12

Slow traffic due to earlier accident, lorry and car involved on M25 anticlockwise at J12 M3 J2. Congestion to 25 J13. All lanes have been re-opened.
Traffic was held for a short amount of time to safely move the vehicles out of lane three.