Rush-hour delays are expected on the M25 this afternoon after a pile-up.

Traffic England said the delays have been caused by a crash involving multiple vehicles including three HGVs between junctions five at Chevening in Kent and six at Godstone in Surrey.

Kent Police, South East Coast Ambulance and Kent Fire and Rescue were all called to the scene.

The road is not expected to clear until this evening at around 6pm.

A spokesperson from Kent Police said: "Kent Police was called at 12.24pm on Monday 6 November 2017 to reports of a five-vehicle collision between junction 6 and 5 on the anti-clockwise carriageway of the M25.

"Officers are currently at the scene with South East Coast Ambulance Service and Kent Fire and Rescue Service. The carriageway was closed and a diversion put in place.

"Road users are advised to allow plenty of time for their journey and should expect delays.

"Two lanes of the carriageway have now re-opened, however there are around 60 minute delays. Motorists are advised to avoid the area."

There is now heavy traffic on the M25 anticlockwise between junction six and junction five. Two lanes have been closed but cars are going through.

A spokesperson for South East Coast Ambulance Service said some people involved in the crash were treated for minor injuries but nobody needed hospital treatment.