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A2 closed near Canterbury after crash

By KentOnline reporter

The A2 has reopened, more than nine hours after a serious crash in the early hours.

Police, ambulance and fire crews were called to the scene of the accident involving a car and a lorry on the London-bound carriageway near Dunkirk at 4.30am today.

The coast-bound carriageway reopened this morning, but the London-bound lanes between the A28 near Harbledown and J7 of the M2, Brenley Corner remained shut until just before 2pm.

Police were called to the scene. Stock image.

Recovery work was finished just after 1pm, but debris still needed to be cleared from the carriageway.

Earlier, traffic going through Blean to avoid the area was held up further due to temporary traffic lights.

The congestion was not helped by other crashes nearby.

There was slow traffic and one lane closed due to an overturned vehicle on the A2 coastbound near the A28 Thanington Road.

This was a separate accident to the closure on the A2 on the same stretch.

And there were also queues on one of the diversion routes for the closure after another crash.

The A251 Faversham Road is now clear after a crash near the A252.

This was affecting traffic between Faversham and Ashford.

On the A299 Thanet Way at Dargate, one lane was closed after a crash between a lorry and car involved near the Fostall turn-off.

All these delays have now cleared.

Officers from the police's serious collision investigation unit want to hear from anyone who saw the A2 crash.

Witnesses are asked to call the appeal line on 01622 798538 quoting reference SCIU/DM/008/18.

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