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M20 reopens London-bound after lorry crash sparked road closure


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The M20 has reopened after two lorries crashed sparking a five-hour closure.

The London-bound carriageway was shut between Junction 3 at the M26, to Junction 2 for Wrotham and Brands Hatch Circuit following the collision that took place shortly before 5am.

Work is underway to clear the lorries. Picture: UKNIP
Work is underway to clear the lorries. Picture: UKNIP

Police were called to the scene, and remained there for hours along with paramedics.

A police spokesman said minor injuries have been reported.

The London-bound carriageway was closed while the vehicles are recovered.

Highways England said the operation was "complex" as a fuel tank on one of the lorries ruptured.

The incident led to heavy congestion in the area for about six hours, as traffic was diverted.

Traffic held on the M20 following the accident. Picture: UKNIP
Traffic held on the M20 following the accident. Picture: UKNIP

But Highways England confirmed at about 10.30am that the road is now cleared, and all closures have been lifted.

Traffic is believed to have returned to normal.

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