TRAFFIC UPDATE: Lane closures and delays towards Gatwick due to ‘large pothole’

Delays are expected following the earlier incident
Delays are expected following the earlier incident

Drivers have been experiencing long delays on the M23 after Highways England were forced to close two lanes.

A spokesperson for Highways England said they received a report of a ‘large pothole’ at 1.30pm today and chose to close lanes one and two in order to deail with it.

There were delays of up to 30 minutes on the M23 northbound between junctions nine and ten as crews were dispatched to repair and resurface the road.

The pothole is thought to have been caused by natural ‘wear and tear’, the spokesperson said.

Highways England hope the lanes will be opened again by 8pm at the latest.

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