Reports have been coming in that there is a “police incident” which has closed the westbound carriageway of the M20 between Junction 9, the turn-off for north west Ashford, and Junction 10, the exit for the William Harvey hospital.
Kent police have advised motorists in the area to be aware that the M20 is presently closed on the “westbound/London bound” carriageway because of a “police-led incident”.
In social media posts on Twitter, they have said: “We have resources in attendance assisting with traffic management. Please approach with caution and expect delays.”
On the traffic management app Inrix, further details have been released. Operators there are saying that the M20 London bound is closed due to a police incident from J10 A2070 (Ashford South) to J9 A20 Fougeres Way (Ashford).
They add: “The motorway has been shut while police respond to an incident on a bridge above the carriageway. Some traffic is trapped within the closure. The coastbound side was also shut for a time, but re-opened at 03am.”
According to Google Maps, there appears to be a build-up of stationary and slow-moving traffic for just under a kilometre just north of Henwood Industrial Estate.
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Article Source: Kent Live