Military Road in Canterbury has been re-opened following a gas leak which caused traffic delays this morning.
The busy route was shut between the Tourtel roundabout and Broad Street, near the former Dairy Crest building, shortly before 11.30am when a suspected leak was detected.
Some properties in Notley Terrace were evacuated as a precaution.
Firefighters were called to the scene and traffic built up in surrounding roads as drivers took detours.
Congestion continued until around 2pm.