Sunday, 25 Jul 2021

M11 traffic latest: M11 CLOSED as lorry fire near Stansted Airport sparks emergency

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Highways England said: “M11 closed J10 to 8 Southbound for a Lorry #Fire, this will also affect the J9 entry slip from the #A11, Northbound also closed J8/9. “Please avoid the area at all costs as this will be closed for some time. #StanstedAirPort #Stansted #StompsCross.”

The lorry fire caused a 40 mile diversion, with road closures expected to last for some time.

Essex Police are at the scene, and told travellers to seek another route.

They said on Twitter: “We are currently on the scene of a vehicle fire on the #M11

“Officers will be closing the M11 on both carriageways between Junctions 8 and 9 and the on-slip for the #A11.

“Please seek another route if you can.”

Highways England told southbound drivers stuck to: 

  • Exit the M11 at J10 on to the A505, and continue to the A505/A10 roundabout at Royston.
  • Take the first exit on to the A10 south and continue through Reed, Buckland, Chipping, Buntingford, Colliers End, High Cross, Thundridge and Ware to the A10/A414 West Roundabout.
  • Take the first exit on to the A414 to Harlow and rejoin the M11 southbound at J7.

Northbound traffic is also being diverted with a 30 mile alternative route:

  • Exit at J8 and take the second exit from the roundabout A120 to Little Hadham.
  • Continue on the A120 through Little Hadham and Standon to A120/A10 roundabout.
  • Take the third exit and continue on the A10 through Buntingford, Chipping, Buckland and Reed to the A10/A505 roundabout at Royston.
  • Take the third exit and continue on the A505 to rejoin the M11 northbound at J10.

More to follow… 

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