Published: 18:00, 22 July 2021
| Updated: 21:03, 22 July 2021
Traffic on the Isle of Sheppey has been disrupted following a two-car crash.
The A249, the main road onto the Island, is "partially blocked" at Queenborough, near Cowstead Corner roundabout, which funnels Leysdown-bound traffic onto the Lower Road at Minster.
The disruption coincides with delays already caused by roadworks for gas repairs in Queenborough Road, Halfway, near Belgrave Road which started today.
With scorching temperatures and the start of the school summer holidays tomorrow thousands of visitors have already been making their way to the Island's award-winning beaches and holiday parks.
Ben Pointing, who runs the Isle of Sheppey Travel and Facebook page, warned: "The queue for Tesco in Sheerness is now to the railway bridge in the Brielle Way.
"It is taking 50 minutes to travel from Neats Court to Barton's Point. Hopefully, it'll settle down a bit with the schools being off but I'm not confident!"
Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey and who lives on the Island, had previously warned that roadworks to replace the gas main along Queenborough Road should have been delayed until the winter when “any disruption can be better managed”.
The road is due to be shut until August 19.
A police spokesman said: "We were called at 4.34pm to a report of a two-vehicle collision at a roundabout on the A249, near the Sheppey Crossing.
"No serious injuries have been reported. Officers are conducting ongoing enquiries at the scene."