There are severe delays tonight on the Dartford Crossing due to a broken down car.

Despite the breakdown being on the Essex side of the tunnel (J1A Swanscombe to J31 Lakeside), there is congestion back to the Swanley Interchange, which is affecting rush hour commuters this evening.

All lanes have re-opened but there is very heavy traffic on the approach to the crossing.

You are advised to find an alternative route this evening if possible so you get home as quickly as possible.

More information as we get it.