Part of M25 reopened after crane crashes into safety barrier

The crane will require specialist heavy lifting equipment to recover

Part of the Surrey stretch of the M25 has been reopened after a mobile crane hit a safety barrier.

The carriageway was closed at 10:15 BST between junction 9 at Leatherhead and junction 8 at Reigate. Two lanes were reopened at 11:00.

The Highways Agency has warned drivers to expect "severe delays" on the anti-clockwise part of the motorway.

The crane will be recovered later when traffic dies down and all four lanes will be closed again.

A diversion has been put in place from junction 10, rejoining the M25 at junction 8.

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