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M2 delays between Junction 5 Sittingbourne and junction 6 Faversham after crash

A multi-vehicle crash caused long delays on the M2 tonight.

Fire crews and paramedics were sent to the scene, between junction 5 (Sittingbourne) and Junction 6 (Faversham), at around 3.50pm.

The crash is affecting traffic at the Stockbury Roundabout
The crash is affecting traffic at the Stockbury Roundabout

One of the cars involved is said to have spun and struck the crash barriers.

It has caused traffic to back up to junction 4 (Gillingham) and had a knock-on effect on the A249 and Stockbury Roundabout.

A police spokesman said: "Kent Fire and Rescue Service and South east Coast Ambulance Service were called to the scene."

There were also delays on the London-bound carriageway approaching the crash.

Highways officials say all lanes reopened at around 5.15pm, but warned of "residual delays".

Police were also called to a crash on the Stockbury Roundabout involving a car and a lorry.

Officers were joined by the fire and ambulance service just after 5.45pm.

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