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 Londonbound will remain closed until 8pm

The M26 Londonbound will remain closed until around 8pm tonight, according to Kent Police.

Traffic is being redirected to join the M20 at Wrotham Heath and traffic on the Coastbound side is being released past the scene.

One lane will be opened to new traffic afterwards.

Kent Police is now appealing for anyone who witnessed the crash to contact them.

Officers were called at 9:37am on Wednesday 16th April to a report of a multi-vehicle collision on the Londonbound carriageway of the M26, near Kemsing.

The collision involved five vehicles - two HGVs, two cars and a box van.

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Kent firefighters free five in pile-up aftermath

Firefighters have freed the occupants from two cars, a van and two lorries. on a motorway in Kent. A man, woman and two children were released from one car while a man and woman were released from a second car.

Seven people have been taken to hospital by South East Coast Ambulance Service and the M26 will remain closed in both directions for several hours. Traffic on the London bound carriageway is being turned round and redirected back to join the M20 at Wrotham Heath.

Kent Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision to contact them.

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