A lorry crashed this morning as roads across Britain were cloaked in heavy fog, leading to travel chaos for workers.
The HGV hit a tree between the villages of Headcorn and Langley in Kent, as thick mists led to vastly reduced visibility for drivers. Police were called at 8.34am to reports a lorry left the carriageway on the A274, leading to a closure of the road.
The Met Office issued a yellow warning of heavy fog across much of England earlier today – stretching from Exeter in the southwest all the way to Newcastle upon Tyne.
London City Airport reported delays and cancellations due to poor weather and advised passengers to check with their airlines.
Despite the glum start to the day, temperatures are expected to rise quickly – soaring up to 17C (62.6F) in northwest Wales this afternoon.
A HGV collided into a tree in Headcorn, Kent, at around 8.30am this morning and led to the closure of a dual carriageway
The collision happened as heavy fog brought travel chaos to many parts of England
The Met Office stated: ‘Large areas of fog have developed across much of England overnight with visibility of 50-100 metres in many places leading to some challenging travel conditions. Fog will gradually lift through mid to late morning.’
National Highways Yorkshire issued a warning that traffic was stopped in both directions between Junctions 41 and 42 of the M1 in West Yorkshire after an accident.
Several flights were also cancelled at Heathrow Airport this morning – it is unknown as yet whether the misty conditions were the cause.
The Met Office explained the impact fog could have on flights today, adding: ‘Fog, snow, ice and crosswinds mean that air traffic controllers have to increase the gap between planes that are landing, reducing the