TRAVEL UPDATE: Chaos for London-bound travellers

COMMUTERS to London faced a day of misery today with the M25 blocked and a 24-hour tube strike.

An accident left both carriageways of the orbital motorway blocked between junctions 28 – where the A12 joins – and 29 with tailbacks as far as Lakeside and Romford by 7am and the situation expected to worsen.

The AA said there were six miles of stationary traffic in the area, where roadworks are taking place as part of a project to widen the M25 in both directions.

Underground workers are on a day strike over job cuts and commuters travelling by train were faced with severe disruption in many parts of the city.

Services are not running on the Circle Line and some other lines are also affected with 80 stations closed.

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? Today’s weather will again be mild with above average temperatures for the time of year.

Early cloud was expected to thin out to leave a fine and bright morning with moderate westerly winds and temperatures of 14C to 15C.

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More cloud though is expected this afternoon with patchy rain in some areas of Suffolk making a damp end to the day.

It will remain mild overnight – around 13C – and could well be even warmer tomorrow.

“Tomorrow will be mainly dry with some brighter spells but turning cloudier later. At their best, temperatures will reach 16� Celsius (61F) with a moderate southwesterly wind increasing fresh during the morning,” said a WeatherQuest spokesman.

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