12 miles queues around M23 after vehicles break down

Drivers faced queues up to 12 miles on the M23 around Gatwick this morning (Thursday February 28) due to broken down vehicles.

Traffic delays
Traffic delays

One lane was blocked and there was queueing traffic due to a stalled truck on the M23 southbound between the M25 and junction 9 (Gatwick Airport).

Lane one (of three) was blocked.

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Reports are that this was the third broken down vehicle in the morning on the southbound carriageway.

At one stage the estimated travel time was 30 minutes.

The area has now been cleared and traffic is flowing freely.