THE Dartford Tunnel is closed after two crashes within half an hour.

The A282 northbound - the east tunnel at the Dartford Crossing, has been closed following a crash.

Emergency services remain at the scene and there are delays of up to 30 minutes, with congestion going back to junction three of the M25 with the M20.

This follows another crash less than half an hour ago which briefly closed the west tunnel.

Motorists are advised to allow more time when travelling in the area.