An apology to some American Friends
The lorry burst into flames on the anti-clockwise carriageway shortly before 10am...
The clockwise carriageway reopened at about 3pm and the anti-clockwise carriageway shortly before 6pm.
Spent yesterday evening with some very nice Americans who had just arrived in England and then spent their first afternoon stuck on the M25. They very extremely charming about it but incredulous how long it takes us to clear an accident - why don't they just bulldoze the wreck to one side? That is what happens in the States. Of course here the lost opportunity costs of all those poor souls on th motorway count for nothing compared to the importance of the various agencies who have to measure and examine and think about the crash before anything can be done about it.