Lorry down embankment on M11

UPDATE 1.10pm

Crews freed the driver shortly before midday and left him in the care of the Ambulance Service.

Our Control team has been liaising with environmental authorities with regards to a fuel leak, which firefighters managed to contain. 

Firefighters have now left the scene with Essex Police and National Highways. Police have urged motorists to avoid area because the road will remain closed for some time.


Firefighters are at the scene of a road traffic collision on the M11, northbound between Junction 8 (Stansted) and Junction 9 (Saffron Walden).

We were called today at 8.23am after a lorry left the carriageway and ended up on its side down an embankment.

Crews from Harlow, Stansted, Saffron Walden, Newport, Loughton, Dunmow, Cambridge and our Urban Search and Rescue team are in attendance.

They have stabilised the vehicle and are working to free the driver.

This is likely to be a protracted incident, so please avoid the area if possible. We will provide an update as soon as we can.

Incident number
Stations from other services
Cambridge (Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service)
M11 between Junctions 8 and 9
8.23am - 22 March 2023