A photo from a National Highways camera has captured the scenes of cooking oil strewn across the M25 following a crash. A lorry has crashed into the central reservation of the M25 near Potters bar today (Tuesday, April 19), causing the spillage.
The incident has led to the road being blocked and is causing severe delays as traffic queues for miles. The incident is on the M25 clockwise between Junction 24 (Potters Bar) and Junction 25 (Enfield).
The motorway has been closed for the majority of the day. Motorists have endured hours of delays as a result of the incident.
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The incident was first reported at around 11.27am. No injuries have been reported so far. A photo captured on a National Highways camera reveals debris littered across the carriageway.
In the most recent update from Inrix, it said: “M25 clockwise closed, queueing traffic due to shed load and spillage of vegetable oil from J23 A1(M) South Mimms to J25 A10 (Enfield). Congestion to J22 London Colney, and trapped traffic after J24 Potters Bar. Onlookers queueing anticlockwise through the Holmesdale Tunnel”.
A spokesperson for the Met Police said: “Police are at the scene dealing with a lorry that was in a collision on the M25. Officers were called at about 11:15hrs to the M25, just between Junction 24 and 25.
“A lorry was reported to have been in collision with the central reservation and spilt cooking oil over the road. The M25 has been closed clockwise from Junction 23 to Junction 25. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.”
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