14/11/2014

Traffic Disruption Expected After Section Of M25 Collapses

Motorists are being urged to avoid the M25 near Leatherhead as three lanes have been closed due to a collapsed section of road.

It is understood that a section of the road collapsed and left large potholes at about 05:30 on Friday morning. Recent roadworks and heavy rain are believed to have caused the damage.

Highway workers are onsite clearing the road and are carrying out repairs, however it is understood the road have been affected by 16 mile tailbacks and disruption is expected to continue throughout the evening.

The Highways Agency said: "Concrete repairs being carried out overnight failed to set.

"Maintenance crews had been working overnight to replace three sections of concrete road surface between junctions nine and 10.

"One of these concrete sections disintegrated and another section was showing signs of distress.

"We have people on the site repairing these sections and we will reopen the closed lanes as soon as it is safe to do so."

(MH/CD)

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