DRIVERS are facing long delays on the M25 due to a pothole.

The inside lane of the entry slip road and the inside lane of the of the M25 clockwise at J31 for Lakeside is closed because of a large pothole.

There are queues back past junction 29 for the A127.

Traffic is also queuing on the A13 London bound from Stifford to the M25 at J30 and on the link roads between J30 and J31 in both directions.

Update 3.44pm

The pothole has now been fixed, but the road will have to remain closed for the white lines to be painted.