Severe delays are affecting traffic on the M25 after a lorry fire and fuel spill on the clockwise carriageway.

One lane is closed and there is heavy traffic from the fire at junction 26 near Waltham Abbey back to junction 25 for Enfield.

Onlookers on the opposite side of the motorway are causing anticlockwise delays between junction 26 and junction 27 for Epping. 

The Highways Agency said the spillage is being assessed, and normal traffic conditions are expected from 8.30am.