Heavy Rain Causes M11 Pile-Up

PUBLISHED: 16:00 04 August 2008 | UPDATED: 21:32 31 May 2010

TORRENTIAL rain is being blamed for a series of accidents that affected motorists on the M11 on Sunday morning. Three accidents happened on the southbound carriageway just beyond junction nine, at around 10.50am. The first involved two vehicles, the secon

TORRENTIAL rain is being blamed for a series of accidents that affected motorists on the M11 on Sunday morning.

Three accidents happened on the southbound carriageway just beyond junction nine, at around 10.50am. The first involved two vehicles, the second three, and the final collision six. Nobody was seriously injured, although two women were taken to Addenbrooke's for treatment. Essex Air Ambulance attended but was not required.

Sgt Nigel Taplin, of Dunmow Road Policing Unit, said: "It seems there was a torrential downpour on a very localised area of the motorway.

"Drivers must adjust their speed and drive to the conditions that exist at the time."

Rubberneckers on the northbound carriageway caused delays despite that side of the motorway being clear. The southbound carriageway was reopened at 12.40pm.


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