Published: 00:00, 06 December 2017 |
Updated: 12:18, 06 December 2017
The M2 has reopened after a huge clean-up operation following a crash in the early hours.
A lorry spilled 700 litres of diesel over a stretch of the motorway when it hit the central reservation and its fuel tank split at around 4.15am.
The road was closed coast-bound between junction 1 for Strood and junction 3 for Chatham until just after midday.
Police said there was "diesel all over the carriageway".
Motorists faced gridlock throughout the morning, with drivers heading for Dover advised to use the M20. Diversions were in place via the A228.
The #M2 is closed eastbound between J1 and J3 nr #Rochester due to a collision and spillage on the c'way. Recovery well under way, but the recovery operation a complicated one. A gritter + sweeper are also on scene treating the spillage. https://t.co/BzyGWFUcvQ pic.twitter.com/JypXhRcjmQ— Highways England (@HighwaysSEAST) December 6, 2017
Firefighters were called shortly after 4.30am to help deal with the accident site.
No injuries were reported.
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