Traf­fic jams as del­uge hits M20

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

There was chaos on a busy mo­tor­way af­ter heavy rain flooded the car­riage­way.

Kent High­ways re­ported de­lays around Ash­ford as the Lon­don­bound M20 be­tween junc­tion 10 and 9 was un­der wa­ter, clos­ing two lanes.

The thun­der­storm and del­uge had been pre­dicted ear­lier in the day and ar­rived with a vengeance at around 5pm on Tues­day.

The rain hit Ash­ford par­tic­u­larly hard caus­ing treach­er­ous driv­ing con­di­tions.

It con­tin­ues the washout summer with more rain be­ing fore­cast through­out the rest of this week, bring­ing fur­ther mis­ery to hol­i­day­mak­ers and driv­ers.

High­ways Eng­land said the mo­tor­way re­opened at 6.45pm, but traf­fic did not clear un­til much later.

De­lays on the M20 around Ash­ford

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