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Traffic slow on M25 as road closed due to broken down lorry

PUBLISHED: 14:33 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:41 18 October 2018

A fully loaded lorry suffered gearbox issues, forcing Highways Officers to temporarily close the road to attempt a recovery. Photo: Highways England

A fully loaded lorry suffered gearbox issues, forcing Highways Officers to temporarily close the road to attempt a recovery. Photo: Highways England

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Traffic is currently slow on the M25 coming up to the Romford exit at Junction 28 after a lorry suffered gearbox issues and Highways Officers were unable to tow the vehicle away.

Highways England confirmed in a tweet that they had been called to the clockwise M25 just before the Brook Street roundabout.

It said:: “Our officers halted traffic to move stranded fully laden HGV.

“Towing it was unsuccessful as HGV has suffered a gearbox issue preventing wheels rolling. Heavy recovery needed.

“Traffic will be released in moment once lane closure in place.”

UPDATE: Two of four lanes have now been opened but traffic remains slow.

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