Published: 18:00, 16 July 2017 |
Updated: 19:37, 16 July 2017
A stretch of the M20 was closed following a crash between a lorry and a car.
The accident happened London-bound between junction 9 for Ashford and the A251 towards Faversham and junction 8 for Leeds Castle and Maidstone Services.
Police and paramedics were at the scene and traffic was at a standstill with queues stretching back about 3.5 miles.
Scroll down for video
Kent Police's Roads Policing Unit told KentOnline the road reopened at about 6.35pm.
Officers apologised for the delay and thanked people for their patience.
Highways England said the crash was between a car and an HGV.
The people involved reportedly suffered minor injuries.
Witnesses also spotted fire engines travelling to the crash site and some drivers and passengers got out of their cars while they waited to get moving.
A police spokesman said earlier: "Kent Police was called at 5.32pm to a report of a two-vehicle collision on the London-bound carriageway of the M20 between junctions 9 and 8."
Delays are expected to last for a while.
Every morning at 10am we play you an hour of tunes from the 90s. We call it, #WeLoveThe90s.
Play 'Say It' with Garry and Laura on kmfm Breakfast and you could win £1,000!
Wake up to kmfm Breakfast with Garry and Laura - it's Kent's alarm call.
Your No1 guide to getting married in Kent. From dresses to discos and venues to veils, we've got everything you could possibly need for your big day
Education, Training & Childcare is a special supplement published by KM Media Group four times a year. Click here for latest e-edition.
A guide for your future. For year 11 students in Kent and Medway. Click here for the e-edition.
Get the latest food and drink news, recipes from some of the nation's top chefs plus updates from Kent's vineyards and breweries.
Search in your local area to find your perfect partner in Kent, with FreshStart Dating!
PLUS, register for free!.
Read our pick of the best holiday destinations. Whether its a weekend break, or something a little bit longer, we have reviewed a wide range of holidays.