50ft hole closes motorway section

A 10-mile section of motorway in Kent has been closed in both directions after a huge, 50ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation.

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M26 closed in both directions

Road users are advised that the M26 is closed in both directions, between the M25 and M20, following an incident involving at least four vehicles, the Highways Agency has said.

The incident happened on the M26 westbound near Dunston Green at approximately 9.40am.

The Highways Agency and its contractors are working with partners including the police, and other emergency services, to reopen the road as soon as it is safe to do so.

Police investigations are ongoing and it is expected that the closure will be in place for most of today and possibly into the evening peak period.

Traffic is being diverted via the M25 and M20.

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'Third air ambulance' at scene of M26 crash

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Third air ambulance just gone over. Two lorries and a car involved. Must be very serious. #M26

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Our advanced trauma team was requested by @kssairambulance to assist with multiple casualty RTC on #M26 #mutualaid currently on scene

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