M25: Dartford oil spillage causes three-hour tailbacks

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Highways England say crews will need to close lanes for resurfacing work on the M25 overnight

Two lanes have been closed on the M25 after an oil spillage, causing 14 miles of tailbacks.

The spillage happened on a section of the clockwise carriageway between junctions two and three in Dartford, Kent.

Tailbacks stretch as far back as Chelmsford, Essex, (junction 28), and motorists are experiencing three-hour delays, National Highways said.

The agency is advising drivers to avoid the area if possible.

A third lane will be closed overnight as the road is resurfaced.

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