Traffic jams as deluge hits M20
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