M20 Kent - M20 closed and slow traffic coastbound between J9, A20 (Ashford) and J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of an accident involving a motorbike.
Traffic is slow moving on the M20 London bound in Kent between junction 2 A20/A227 (Wrotham Brands Hatch Circuit) and M25 (Swanley Interchange) due to an earlier accident. All lanes are now open.
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Police investigating incidents of airgun pellets being fired at motorway drivers have charged two teenagers and a twenty year old with conspiracy to cause criminal damage.
It follows three reports of incidents on the M20 last October. Police believe airgun pellets had been fired at moving vehicles, injuring at least one motorist.
The M20 London bound has now re-opened after a lorry jack-knifed and fell into an embankment shortly after 05:00 this morning.
Police closed the motorway between J3 and J1 while the lorry was recovered and the barrier repaired, leaving drivers facing long delays.
Traffic has now returned to normal.
The Environment Agency has been attending the M20 lorry crash and took this picture at the scene.
There have been severe tailbacks on the M20 after a lorry jack-knifed just after 5am this morning.
Police say the road may not be reopened until midday.
Kent Police say that the M20 could remain closed until midday while the lorry is recovered. They say that the full width of the road is required to remove the lorry from the ditch.
Kent Fire and Rescue Service is attending the scene following reports of a fuel leak.
Kent Police are advising drivers to avoid the M20 between junctions 3 and 1 on the London-bound carriageway after a serious accident.
Police were called at 5.10am to a report that a lorry had jack-knifed and collided with the near-side barrier before falling down an embankment.
M20 London bound closed, very slow traffic due to recovery work and earlier accident, a lorry down the embankment involved between J3 M26 and M25 / A20 (Swanley Interchange), congestion on M20 to J4 A228 (Leybourne / Snodland).
The main problem is for traffic heading from Kent to Essex as there is no direct access to anticlockwise M25 from the M26. Police say the road will be closed until at least lunchtime.
Diversion - for traffic wanting to use the anticlockwise M25- travel to J6 at Godstone and turn around.