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A20 near Folkestone re-opens after coach crashes into broken down caravan

A road has re-opened following a multi-vehicle crash which left it out of use for more than seven hours.

The A20 near Folkestone was closed at around 1.30am after reports a coach collided with a van which was towing a caravan and had broken down on the coast bound carriageway.

Police and Highways officers, along with ambulance and firefighters, attended the scene and closed the road in that direction at the Hawkinge Interchange just after the Round Hill Tunnel.

The road was closed for several hours
The road was closed for several hours

One man reported injuries and was treated at the scene.

During the closure, traffic was diverted off at J13 for Castle Hill and the M20 coastbound before the Round Hill Tunnel while recovery and clean-up work was undertaken.

At 9am, Highways England confirmed: "The A20 coastbound at the M20 J13 has now been RE-OPENED following an earlier RTC.

"Delays remain but clearing quickly."

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