M20 collision brings traffic to standstill
A stretch of the M20 was closed on Sunday after a crash between a lorry and a car.
The accident happened London-bound between Junction 9 for Ashford and the A251 towards Faversham and Junction 8 for Leeds Castle.
Police and paramedics were at the scene and traffic was at a standstill, with queues stretching back about 3.5 miles.
Highways England said the collision was between a car and an HGV.
The people involved in the crash-reportedly suffered minor injuries.
Witnesses also spotted fire engines travelling to the crash site and some drivers and passengers got out of their cars while they waited to get moving.
A Kent Police spokesman said: “We were called at 5.32pm to a report of a two-vehicle collision on the London-bound carriageway of the M20 between Junctions 9 and 8.”
Kent Police’s Roads Policing Unit said the road reopened at about 6.35pm.
Officers apologised for the delay and thanked people for their patience.
The London-bound M20 after the crash