The main route on the A249 towards Sheppey - which closed for nearly a month because of a huge sinkhole - re-opened today. Local villagers say they're relieved their nightmare is over, but say it's taken to long too sort out and they haven't been kept up to date by Highways England. Andrea Thomas reports. She spoke to councillors Robert Ball and Duncan Dewar-Whalley from Bobbing Parish Council, Andrew Broughton from Highways England and Sittingbourne and Sheppey MP Gordon Henderson.
Traffic returned to normal, earlier ice on A249 Detling Hill between M2 J5 (Sittingbourne/Stockbury Roundabout) and M20 J7 (Maidstone/Detling Hill). Icy conditions and show have lead to several minor crashes.
Reports of A249 in both directions partially blocked due to accident at Honeycrock Hill (Stockbury Turn Off) in Kent.
A249 Southbound partially blocked, slow traffic due to broken down car between A2 Keycol Hill / Chestnut Street / Bobbing Hill / Sheppey Way (Key Street Roundabout) and M2 J5 (Sittingbourne/Stockbury Roundabout).
Queueing traffic due to earlier broken down vehicle on A249 Northbound near Castle Hill (White Horse Wood turn off). All lanes have now been re-opened.
There are reports of slow traffic, queueing traffic and partially blockages because of a broken down lorry on the A249 Northbound at Detling near Castle Hill (White Horse Wood turn off).
EARLIER ACCIDENT CLEARED - Delays cleared and bridge re-opened on A249 Sheppey Crossing Northbound between Sheppey Way (Swale Station / Kingsferry Bridge) and A2500 Lower Road (Cowstead Corner).
All lanes have been re-opened on the A249 Sittingbourne Road northbound in Kent. The broken down lorry has been removed from Pilgrims Way.