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M25 not expected to reopen till late tonight

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Earlier today a man was rushed to hospital by air ambulance after two lorries crashed between Junctions 8 and 9 clockwise on the M25.

The crash caused a huge fuel spillage which resulted in both directions of the M25 being closed.  The anti-clockwise direction was finally reopened.

Highways England don’t expect to be able to start opening lanes clockwise until late into the night as a full resurfacing of the road will have to be undertaken.

With the M25 closed long tailbacks down the M23 have meant drivers heading north have been stuck for over an hour trying to head towards London.

With the evening approaching there are few signs of the delays decreasing and whilst tailbacks did reach back to Jnc 9 they have only reduced by a couple of miles.

The A23 and the A22 have both been surprisingly less busy than expected due to the problems.

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Chemical spill at East Surrey Hospital. Multiple emergency services called

Four people are being treated for exposure.

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A ‘chemical’ incident has occured at East Surrey Hospital this afternoon with multiple emergency service crews called to the scene.

Surrey Fire and Rescue tweeted that people had been evacuated and there were no injuries with multiple crews in attendance.

Some people have been evacuated from the hospital but services are running as normal still.

A spokesperson for Surrey Fire said:

“10 to 20 Lts of a dangerous chemical has been spilt in the pathology department at East Surrey Hospital. Surrey Fire currently have 4 appliances in attendance dealing and specialist hazmat vehicles from Dorking. Evacuation of the local area within the hospital have been evacuated. 4 persons being treated by hospital staff who have been exposed.”

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