Gatwick passengers could face disruption with M25 closure

The motorway will be closed in both directions between Junction 10 northbound and Junction 11 from 9pm on Friday until 6am on Monday. This means drivers will face a ten-mile signed diversion route in both directions. Chris Wood, from the AA, said: "With potential for an upturn in the weather forecast and many football fans hoping to visit friends to cheer on their national[2] team, it's likely to be incredibly busy in and around London, particularly the M25 Junctions 10 to 11.

"We advise drivers to plan their journey accordingly, avoiding the west side of the M25 if possible, but if not to expect delays and stick to the detour routes. "Prepare your vehicle before setting off by checking oil and coolant levels, tyres and make sure you have enough fuel or electric charge to cover the planned diversions. Also, pack plenty of cold drinks and snacks for passengers.

"We advise those using public transport to check rail websites before setting off as some routes and timetables are likely to be affected by industrial action."


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