The M25 has partially closed in both directions as of 5pm (August 13) after heavy flooding from storms.

The closure is currently in place clockwise between J7 and J8 near Reigate due to flooding caused by this sudden heavy downpour.

Three lanes are closed anti-clockwise J8-J7, and the M23 southbound is also closed.

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Highways England Traffic Officers are on the scene, and a specialist clear up team are en route.

There are reportedly delays of over an hour due to congestion caused by the bad weather, with approximately 12 miles of congestion on the approach.