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M20 blocked between Junctions 9 and 10 after trailer carrying boats overturns

By Charlie Harman

A trailer carrying boats has overturned on the M20.

Police are at the scene between Junctions 9 and 10 for Ashford on the coastbound stretch.

Officers were called just after 10.30am and two lanes are shut.

The scene on the M20
The scene on the M20

A spokesman from Highways England said at 12.12pm: "We've kept lane three running, while the van was on the hard shoulder.

"Six or seven small dinghies fell onto the motorway.

"We have recovery on the scene, and we've stopped traffic while we get it sorted.

"We are expecting it to be recovered in 15 minutes, with everything cleared in 30 minutes.

"There's a small oil spill but we have a team on-site now working on it."

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