- The M25 was closed anti-clockwise near Rickmansworth after a truck fire
- Crews worked all night to repair crash barrier on anti-clockwise carriageway
- Twitter users reported ‘a huge explosion’ as the truck hit a car and caught fire
Commuters are facing rush hour chaos on the M25 this morning after a truck caught fire last night.
Traffic was brought to a halt on both directions near junction 17 near Rickmansworth, west London and road crews worked through the night to repair the crash barrier on the anti-clockwise carriageway.
Images on social media showed the truck on fire as Twitter users reported ‘a huge explosion’ as the truck hit a car and caught fire before overturning.
Two people were injured following a collision which saw the M25 closed for several hours
Luckily nobody was seriously injured in the collision which caused the truck to catch fire
Police warned motorists to avoid following this evening’s crash which closed the M25
The truck caught fire on the anti-clockwise carriageway which remained closed throughout the night.
Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit confirmed nobody was seriously injured in the incident.
Two people were taken to hospital for treatment.
Highways England tweeted: ‘Traffic is currently being diverted up and over (via the exit and entry slip roads) on the #M25 anti-clockwise at J17 #Heronsgate #A405 due to an HGV fire. Delays on both carriageways due to smoke drifting across the road.’
Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue service said the truck caught fire after it struck a car and overturned.