Huge pothole opens on the M2, likely to cause disruption across News Shopper patch

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A HUGE 50 foot hole has opened up in the middle of the carriageway on the M2 closing the motorway.

The Highways Agency has closed the motorway between Faversham and Sittingbourne.

It is likely to cause commuter chaos across North Kent on the Kent-bound A2 as people try to get home across the county.

A Highways Agency spokesman said: "The hole, between junctions 5 and 6, measures approximately five metres by two metres and 15 metres deep.

"The Highways Agency and its contractors are working hard to investigate the hole and the necessary repairs and will reopen lanes as soon as it is safe to do so."

There are currently delays of 15 minutes eastbound and 30 minutes westbound in the area.

Traffic heading to and from Dover is advised to use the M20.

A clearly signed diversion is in place via the A249, the M20, the A20, the A252, and the A251.

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5:20pm Tue 11 Feb 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Don't panic about the hole -
The Environment Agency are looking into it !
Don't panic about the hole - The Environment Agency are looking into it ! The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 11

8:33pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Simon bald says...

patch as is cabbage
patch as is cabbage Simon bald
  • Score: 2

9:36pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ELVIS83 says...

That road could have been house
That road could have been house ELVIS83
  • Score: 1

1:33am Wed 12 Feb 14

ISaidThis says...

I presume they're worried about any baby giraffes that might be wandering past.
I presume they're worried about any baby giraffes that might be wandering past. ISaidThis
  • Score: 14

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