Met Office issues weather warning for heavy rain across Kent after trees fall in high winds
A weather warning for heavy rain and possible flooding in Kent has been issued this afternoon.
The Met Office said downpours today and overnight could lead to localised surface water flooding in the county.
Flooding on one lane of the M2 led to a section being closed coastbound, between J5 for Sittingbourne and J6 for Faversham, at about 5pm.
Flooding closed one lane of the M2 coastbound. Picture: @KentPoliceRoads
The disruption for motorists comes after high winds led to several trees falling in Kent overnight, causing problems for motorists.
A fallen tree blocked the A291 Canterbury Road, in Herne, between Albion Lane and Lower Herne Road.
Kent Highways warned motorists to approach the area with care after high winds and torrential rain hit the north Kent coast last night.
Drivers have been advised to allow extra time for journeys, with possible delays due to other fallen trees and difficult driving conditions.
Emergency crews were called to Shorncliffe Road, Folkestone, after this tree fell onto a car
Meanwhile, St Julian Road, in Fawke Common, near Sevenoaks, remained closed in both directions.
It was shut yesterday afternoon when a tree fell and damaged power cables.
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