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Sheppey Crossing closed in one direction following crash

By Chloe Holmwood

The Sheppey Crossing was closed in one direction following a crash this morning.

Police had to shut the Sheppey-bound carriageway because of the single-car collision.

Traffic was diverted onto the old Kingsferry Bridge to come onto the Island, whilst the vehicle was recovered. 

The Sheppey Crossing was shut by police

The Sheppey Crossing was shut by police

A police spokesman said officers were called to the accident shortly before 8.20am.

They were joined by a crew from the South East Coast Ambulance Service, but no-one required hospital treatment.

The bridge reopened at about 9.30am.

There was also queuing traffic on the A249 at the Iwade and Kemsley turn-off due to temporary lights on Swale Way, by Nicholls Transport.

This is because of a collapsed manhole cover.

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