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Van and lorry crash closes London-bound A2 at Gravesend

A crash between a van and a lorry closed the London-bound carriage way of the A2 at Northfleet.

Two lanes were blocked leading to traffic queueing back four miles to the Cobham services.

Traffic delays on the A2. Map: Highways England
Traffic delays on the A2. Map: Highways England

It was initially reported that the accident was at the Northfleet and Ebbsfleet turn-off at the junction with the A2260 Southfleet Road.

It was estimated journey times were being delayed by 20 minutes.

A police spokesman said: "Officers are attending a collision on the London-bound carriageway of the A2 near Gravesend involving a van and a lorry."

Police were called to the crash at 8.11am this morning.

There are no reports of injuries. Both vehicles are now on the hard shoulder.

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