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An overturned milk tanker blocked a slip road onto the M20 for around 10 hours after it crashed.
The HGV fell onto its side on the A20 between Hollingbourne and Bearsted, near to the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, just before 6.20am today.
Firefighters used buckets and specialist equipment to stop the milk leaking from the 20,000 litre tank. Another tanker was called to save the remaining contents.
Diesel and hydraulic fluid was also seeping from the vehicle.
The road, which leads on to junction 8 of the M20, was earlier closed in both directions. The roundabout flyover was being used as a diversion.
Motorists were advised to avoid the area until the tanker was removed at about 4.30pm.
Firefighters left the scene at about 8.30am but police and Kent Highways crews remained at the site into the afternoon.
No injuries have been reported.
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