M25 closed for emergency exercise

The motorway was closed between junction 25 and junction 27 for eight hours

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M25 closed for emergency exercise junction 25 junction 27

People were advised to avoid a section of the M25 this weekend due to an emergency services exercise, causing travel chaos for many motorists.

The motorway was closed to all traffic in both directions between junction 25 (A10/Enfield) and junction 27 (M11) between 10pm yesterday and 6am today (Monday), the Metropolitan Police said. WORDS: PA.

Both carriageways were closed in order to carry out routine testing on systems and equipment in the Bell Common Tunnel near Epping and the Holmesdale Tunnel near Enfield, led by Highways England.

Using the existing road closure, a critical incident exercise was conducted by the emergency services.

This exercise was designed to test emergency services response to a serious collision that blocks the M25 and involves emergency services from London, Essex and Hertfordshire.

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