Highways Agency update on the motorway sinkhole

A section of the M2 in Kent remains closed between J5 and J6 in both directions this morning for safety reasons as work continues to investigate what caused a hole to open up in the central reservation yesterday. Lanes on the M2 will only be reopened to traffic as soon it is safe to do so.

Drivers heading to and from Dover are advised to use the M20. The Highways Agency and its contractors are working hard with partners, including the emergency services and Kent County Council to minimise disruption as much as possible.

The hole, between junction five for Sittingbourne and junction six for Faversham, is approximately five metres long, two metres wide, and about five metres deep (15x6.5x15ft) and was reported yesterday afternoon by Highways Agency contractors.

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15ft hole in central reservation closes M2 in Kent

A 10-mile section of a busy motorway in Kent has been closed in both directions after a huge, 15ft-deep hole appeared in the central reservation.