Surrey Police and the Highways Agency have closed three lanes of the M25 anti-clockwise due to a “pothole incident” between Junctions 11 and 9.
Surrey Police’s Road Policing Unit responded to reports of potholes on the M25 at around 6am this morning and closed three lanes of the M25 anti-clockwise in Surrey.
The Highways Agency said it was working to investigate the cause of the incident and carrying out “emergency repairs to the road infrastructure”.
On Twitter, the Roads Policing Unit said the road surface had “failed” and that it was working to clear “concrete debris” from lanes one, two and three of the M25 near J9.
It said a “large number” of vehicles had suffered tyre damage from the potholes.
The Highways Agency said: “Three lanes on the anti-clockwise M25 and the exit slip road at junction 9 remain closed as we work to investigate the cause of, and to repair a defect in the road surface.
“Safety is our top priority and we are doing all we can to reopen the lanes quickly as possible. In the meantime we advise drivers to avoid this section of the anti-clockwise M25 and seek alternative routes.”
More to follow.