August 19, 2022

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M2 travel update: TWO junctions closed as ‘serious crash’

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The incident occurred at about 7am this morning. 

Targeted traffic is getting quickly held as law enforcement, ambulance crews and site visitors officers show up at the scene.

The westbound (London-certain) carriageway is shut in between junction 6, for Faversham, and junction 5, for Sheerness immediately after the crash.

Nationwide Highways has warned drivers to program in advance and hope delays.

The incident is anticipated to worsen current ailments at the Port of Dover, at which several hours-extensive queues proceed to frustrate travellers. 

Countrywide Highways warned the M2 will be closed Londonbound for “quite a few several hours” amongst junction 6 and junction 5 pursuing a “extremely critical collision which requires police investigation get the job done”.

A spokesman mentioned: “The M2 in Kent is closed westbound/Londonbound amongst J6 Perry Courtroom Interchange (Faversham, Ashford A251) and J5 Stockbury Interchange (Maidstone, Sheerness A249 The WEST (M20, M25) because of to a serious collision.

“Kent Law enforcement, South East Ambulance Assistance and Nationwide Highways Targeted visitors Officers are on scene.

“The highway is envisioned to stay shut for a protracted time period owing to the severity of the collision. A collision investigation is needed.

“Street end users caught within the closure will be produced as quickly as achievable.”

In accordance to motorway cameras, the incident is expeted to lead to delays for a although.

Ordinary conditions are expected to return in between 11am and 11.15am these days (July 23).

Yesterday Foreign Secretary Liz Truss slammed French authorities for failing to prepare for the hurry of British visitors.

Ms Truss blasted the “essential incident” at the port of Dover as “completely avoidable and unacceptable” immediately after meeting with her French counterpart.

The port’s main govt Doug Bannister blamed “woefully inadequate” staffing at French border regulate for the prolonged queues.

He added that the port had been “terribly enable down” by France.

French authorities mentioned an “unforeseeable specialized incident” in the Channel Tunnel meant French border law enforcement ended up delayed into Dover.

In a assertion following speaking with the French foreign minister, Ms Truss explained: “This dreadful predicament really should have been completely avoidable and is unacceptable.

“We need motion from France to develop up capacity at the border to restrict any more disruption for British tourists and to make sure this appalling predicament is prevented in long run.

“We will be doing the job with the French authorities to locate a option.”