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Tuesday, 29 August 2006
Accident on the M25

M25 Accident

It had to happen: things had been too good lately what with the school holidays and all. At the beginning of summer there had been a spate of accidents on the M25. I have mentioned the major ones before. At this time it was not uncommon to pass 8 cars broken down at the side of the motorway when driving from Junction 16 to Junction 6 (coming back from work). Then everyone went on holiday and things improved. There were less cars, and when there was a bit of congestion one still moved along merrily like a queue in Disneyland: optimistically.

This evening it came crashing to an end. There was another major accident between Junctions 8 and 7 on the anti-clockwise stretch. I took the photograph above at 7:30 pm, after eventually clearing it. Two lanes were still blocked off, but they had started cleaning up and it was difficult to see what had happened or how many cars had been involved: possibly four of those pictured.  What was most annoying about the experience was hitting the gridlock an hour earlier at Junction 10, but hearing on the radio traffic bulletin that two lanes were clear and that the jam was only back as far as Junction 8. I could have adjusted my route earlier to avoid some of the worst bits, if the bozos had looked a bit better through the cameras.

Posted by bigblue on 29/08/2006 at 10:16 PM
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