Long M23 delays after accident

Drivers faced long queues on the M23 around Gatwick this morning (Thursday April 4) following a traffic accident and recovery work.

Highways England said there were delays of around 35 minutes between junction 8 (M25 interchange) and junction 9 (Gatwick).

traffic queue

traffic queue

The problem was within the long-term roadworks and at one stage queues stretched back up to seven miles.

The incident has now been cleared and traffic running freely.