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.
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