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A2 reopens between Canterbury and Brenley Corner after crash

By Joe Wright

A 6.5-mile stretch of the coastbound A2 has reopened following a three-hour closure.

Police shut the road between the A28 for Wincheap and Brenley Corner after a crash involving two lorries.

Motorists thinking of heading down the route were urged to find alternative routes as 90-minute tailbacks built up.

Traffic backed up on the A2. Pic: Lynn De Miranda (8626025)
Traffic backed up on the A2. Pic: Lynn De Miranda (8626025)

Canterbury City Council leader Simon Cook believes a lorry drove into another HGV which was helping to manage traffic.

Posting on Facebook, he said: "It seems a HGV drove into the cushion lorry while the cones were being placed for the litter picking between Wincheap and Bridge.

"Fortunately it appears that no-one was hurt, but litter picking will have to be abandoned for today and another cushion lorry will have to be sourced before it restarts. The missed days will have to be caught up as soon as possible but it may not be completed this week as planned.

"Really shows how very dangerous it is and how essential the protection measures are."

Police, who were at the scene with paramedics, were alerted at 10.15am.

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