One lane has now been opened on the M2 after a 15ft sinkhole appeared in the central reservation.
The motorway had been closed since Tuesday but the hard shoulder was opened this morning at 6am for motorists to use.
Pea-shingle is being used to fill the sinkhole, which appeared between Sittingbourne and Faversham.
The two main lanes are still shut and delays are to be expected.
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