A crane fire is causing severe traffic delays on the M25.

Traffic was stopped going clockwise between J16 (M40) and J15 (M4) as fire crews tackled the blaze.

Highways England confirmed lanes three and four are now open but drivers are being warned of delays of up to 70 minutes back to J16.

Three fire engines were sent to the scene following multiple 999 calls and firefighters used two hose reels, foam, two dry powder extinguishers and three sets of breathing apparatus to put out the flames.

It comes after traffic was stopped temporarily going clockwise between J15 and J16 due to a car fire this morning.