Accidents on borough's major roads cause more travel chaos

CRASHES on the M25 and A13 caused chaos during morning rush hour on Wednesday.

The M25 was closed clockwise between junction 31 and junction 30 following a five vehicle pile up just after 7am.

The road was closed as six casualties, two seriously injured, were treated and damage to the highway repaired.

At 9.30am, police said they expected the road to be closed for a further four hours while investigation work was carried out and urged motorists to avoid the area.

Queues stretched back for several miles down the M25 as the Dartford Tunnel was closed.

Two lorries and three cars were involved in the collision.

On Monday afternoon, a crash on the same stretch of the M25, involving two lorries, meant the road was closed until the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Another accident on the A13 at North Stifford involving one vehicle forced the Londonbound carriageway of the road to close for two hours on Wednesday morning, adding to rush hour misery.

The accident caused tail backs to the Stanford-Le-Hope junction before the road was re-opened shortly after 8.30am.

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11:11am Wed 19 Dec 12

Mick P says...

The crash this morning and is still ongoing on the m25 has been reported yet again on the wrong side of the road this was on the ANTI clockwise just before the last accident on Monday check the location it causes confusion
The crash this morning and is still ongoing on the m25 has been reported yet again on the wrong side of the road this was on the ANTI clockwise just before the last accident on Monday check the location it causes confusion Mick P
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2:47pm Wed 19 Dec 12

crazycal says...

Too many people rushing around at this time of year... speeding.. roadrage...TAKE IT EASY EVERYBODY!!!!!
Too many people rushing around at this time of year... speeding.. roadrage...TAKE IT EASY EVERYBODY!!!!! crazycal
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10:08am Sat 22 Dec 12

improving road safety says...

I agree with crazycal, it is now common to witness tailgating, speeding, undertaking, cutting back early after overtaking, weaving between traffic on the A13, lets not forget our own local road signs, it is about time that Thurrock council get to grips with our local road signs, some roundabout signs are giving out incorrect information, some roundabout signs have been removed by Thurrock council and not replaced, Why?
As for the A13 is it now time to introduce average speed camera’s on this dangerous stretch of road?
I agree with crazycal, it is now common to witness tailgating, speeding, undertaking, cutting back early after overtaking, weaving between traffic on the A13, lets not forget our own local road signs, it is about time that Thurrock council get to grips with our local road signs, some roundabout signs are giving out incorrect information, some roundabout signs have been removed by Thurrock council and not replaced, Why? As for the A13 is it now time to introduce average speed camera’s on this dangerous stretch of road? improving road safety
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