Major incident declared on M20 over bank holiday weekend

The M20 in Kent was closed in both directions for almost 24 hours between Junctions 3 and 4 at West Malling near Maidstone due to a serious incident. A lorry carrying a digger struck a footbridge over the motorway in the Londonbound direction.

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M20 reopened both ways after footbridge collapse

Both carriageways were opened late on Sunday afternoon

The M20 in Kent has re-opened this evening - more than 24 hours after a lorry hit and demolished a footbridge over the motorway between junctions three and four near Maidstone.

The coast-bound carriageway was the first to be brought into use, although one lane is still coned off underneath the remains of the bridge.

The eastbound carriageway was the first to be reopened

An hour later traffic was escorted along the opposite carriageway past the crash scene. Highways England had worked throughout the night to clear tons of debris from the carriageway. The collision meant lengthy delays for thousands of motorists over the bank holiday weekend.

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