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Meat lorry overturns on Junction 11 roundabout of M20

A lorry carrying about 24 tonnes of meat is being recovered after overturning in the early hours.

The huge truck rolled over at about 4am on the Junction 11 roundabout for Hythe, close to the Stop 24 services on the M20.

Police and recovery crews at the scene. Footage: Barry Goodwin

A number of pig carcasses can now be seen on the side of the road as recovery crews work to right the truck, which is blocking the Stone Street turn-off.

Recovery of the lorry, from Belgium, is expected to continue into the afternoon.

Stop 24 is also closed, as cars cannot access it due to the road closure.

A police spokesman said: "Officers are at the scene where the slip road is currently closed while work is ongoing to clear the carriageway and recover the vehicle.

The scene of the roundabout. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The scene of the roundabout. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The lorry is being recovered. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The lorry is being recovered. Picture: Barry Goodwin

"It is anticipated to remain closed into the afternoon.

"No injuries have been reported."

More as we get it.

The contents are being unloaded into a small van before the truck can be lifted. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The contents are being unloaded into a small van before the truck can be lifted. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The pig carcasses. Picture: Barry Goodwin
The pig carcasses. Picture: Barry Goodwin

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