A2 Traffic: Road closed as man injured in serious multi-vehicle collision near Canterbury

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A man has been injured in a serious crash in Kent this morning.

Emergency services were called to the A2 near to Canterbury this morning to reports of a serious multi-vehicle collision on the coastbound carriageway.

Teams from Kent Roads Policing Unit arrived at the scene shortly after 4am, along with South East Coast Ambulance and Kent Fire and Rescue.

National Highways is warning of significant disruption to journeys for several hours. It has confirmed there is barrier damage and an oil spillage that will need to be made safe and treated.

Inrix is reporting that three cars are involved in the crash.

Motorists are being diverted off the road at the junction for the A2050 Canterbury (West) before being brought back on at the junction for the A2050 Canterbury (East).

The slip road onto A2 coastbound from the A28 has also closed.

As of 7:20am it was estimated the road could reopen at 09:00am.

Traffic monitoring service, TomTom, is reporting no major delays in and around Canterbury as traffic remains light.

However traffic is queuing on the A2050 near to the Willow Down Bed and Breakfast.

A spokesman for Kent Police said: "Officers are at the scene of a collision on the coastbound carriageway of the A2 near Canterbury. Patrols were called to the incident involving three vehicles at around 4.20am on Monday 5 December 2022.

"Paramedics are also in attendance where they are treating a man for injuries. The coastbound carriageway remains closed between Wincheap and Nackington, and motorists are advised to consider alternative routes."