Motorists wanting to travel on the notoriously busy M25 motorway are being advised to avoid the busy stretch between junction seven and eight after a lorry crashed into the central reservation spilling its load on Friday afternoon.
The lorry driver, and a man and a woman travelling in a Nissan Micra also involved in the crash have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The hard shoulder on the clockwise stretch between Junction 7 and 8 M25 remains closed as repairs are under way but it has not been specified as to when the rest of the section will be available for motorists to use after a HGV lorry spilt its cargo of diesel on to the anti-clockwise carriageway shedding its load on the clockwise carriageway.
“An update on the road closure will be given around midday today.
“Crews are removing pieces of the lorry from the road.
As well as the diesel damage on the carriageway, there is gouging so we have to resurface.
“We have a gantry to remove as well”, said a spokesman for the Highway Agency.
Surrey police are investigating the incident that saw tailbacks of motorists stretching 28 miles to Junction 10 clockwise, and tailbacks of 6 miles between Junctions Five and Six clockwise.