There are long delays on the M25 during rush hour this morning following a major accident near Rickmansworth.

Two out of four clockwise lanes are closed between Junction 16 and Junction 17 near the M40 interchange and the Rickmansworth junction (Wednesday June 9).

As a result, traffic is currently building up while Highways England officials are considered on-site.

Highways England has also urged motorists to use the area cautiously and to take an alternative route if possible.

Traffic stretches back nearly ten kilometers to exit 15, which means more traffic is likely to build up.

If you are traveling, please allow additional time for your trip.

Follow our live blog to keep up to date with the traffic.

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