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Accident closes M20 at junction 8 for Maidstone Sevices and Leeds Castle

The M20 coastbound carriageway is currently closed with stationary traffic after an accident.

Two lorries were involved in the incident just outside Maidstone between junction 8 A20 Ashford Road for Leeds Castle/Maidstone Services and junction 9 A20 Fougeres Way, for Ashford. There is a tailback to junction 7 at Detling Hill.

The road has been closed since around 6.30pm and some traffic remains trapped within the closure.

There are no details of any injuries at this stage.

A diversion is in place. Drivers should follow the hollow circle diversion symbol via the A20.

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