Lorry crash near Sittingbourne shuts A249 towards Maidstone

Traffic built in and around Sittingbourne[1] this morning (May 9) because of a crash on the A249. The southbound carriageway, towards Maidstone[2], had been closed due to the collision. It had happened between the A2 (Key Street Roundabout) and the M2 Junction 5 (Stockbury Roundabout).

Delays soon built in the area as a result, with National Highways reporting wait times of around 30 minutes at the incident's peak. An early update from traffic monitoring service Inrix stated: "A249 southbound closed, queueing traffic due to accident from A2 Key Street (Key Street Roundabout) to M2 J5 (Sittingbourne/Stockbury Roundabout)."

A spokesperson for Kent Police said: "Kent Police was called at 9.23am on Thursday, May 9 to a collision involving a lorry and a car on the Maidstone-bound carriageway on the A249 near Danaway.

Officers attended the scene where no injuries were reported." The incident was cleared and normal travel conditions resumed at around midday. If you have seen or heard anything you think we should know about, or in relation to this, please contact the KentLive newsdesk by email at [email protected].

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You can find our live blog of this incident as it unfolded below.


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