Road users are being advised that the M25 in Essex has fully reopened following a lorry fire overnight.

The road had been closed anti-clockwise between junction 27 (for the M11) and junction 26 (at Waltham Abbey) while repair work was carried out.

The road reopened just after 9am, though long delays of around two hours remain.

Drivers should check conditions before they set out and plan their journeys to avoid the area if possible.