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Part of A2 closed after lorry and van crash near Harbledown, Canterbury

By Lydia Chantler-Hicks

A lorry and a van have crashed - partly blocking a major road.

Police are at the scene of the collision on the A2 near Harbledown, Canterbury, where one lane of the eastbound carriageway is currently closed after an oil spill.

Traffic is moving slowly between the BP garage and Holiday Inn at Upper Harbledown, and the Boughton Bypass at Dunkirk.

The collision happened on the A2. Pic: Google Street View (14840613)
The collision happened on the A2. Pic: Google Street View (14840613)

Police were called to the scene at about 11am.

A spokesman said: "Officers are at the scene near Harbledown, which involved a lorry and van, and one lane of the A2 is currently closed to assist with clearing the road.

"Minor injuries have been reported."

One person is said to have been injured in the crash. The ambulance service has been approached for more information.

It is thought the lorry is drivable, while the van is in need of recovery. Police have asked Kent Highways to attend the scene, to clear up some oil from the road before the lane is reopened.

The incident follows another crash involving a lorry and a car, that happened on the A2 London-bound carriageway near Barham earlier today.

Police were called to the collision just after 10am, but no injuries are thought to have been reported and the carriageway remains open.

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