There were more than ten miles of congestion on the M25 this morning and delays of over an hour after a crash.

Two lanes were closed on the anti-clockwise carriageway between junction 27 for the M11 and 26 for Waltham Abbey following a collision.

It happened shortly before 7.25am and although one lane reopened by 7.35am, the incident has been causing significant delays.

National Highways tweeted at 8.04am (February 8): "Long delays on the M25 anti-clockwise between J27 (M11) and J26 WalthamAbbey. due to the collision which has closed 1 lane.

"Approximately 11 miles of congestion which is causing delays of over an hour."

The queues have since reduced with National Highways reporting delays of under 20 minutes at around 8.50am. All lanes have reopened.

However, the problems on the M25 look to have had a knock-on effect on local routes in Epping Forest district.

In Epping town centre, High Street, Bury Lane, and Theydon Road are all really struggling this morning although it's possible there has been a crash at the junction of High Road and Bury Lane that is adding to the delays.

It's also really busy approaching the Wake Arms Roundabout with queues on Woodridden Hill up to the M25 at junction 26. Golding's Hill and the B172 from the direction of Theydon Bois the Wake Arms have also been badly affected.

And there are queues on the M11 southbound from near junction 27 for the M25 down to the A406 in Woodford.