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Kent motorway remains closed after ground collapse

A section of the M2 in Kent remains closed between J5 and J6 in both directions for a second day following a ground collapse in the central reservation.

The Highways Agency has said that both carriageways of the M2 have been closed for safety reasons and it is investigating the cause of the hole which opened up in the central reservation yesterday.

The hole, between junction five for Sittingbourne and junction six for Faversham, is approximately 5m long, 2m wide and 5m deep and was reported yesterday afternoon by Highways Agency contractors.
Engineers were joined on site by the emergency services including Kent Fire & Rescue Service. Cameras are being used to investigate the extent and nature of the hole.
The site was closely monitored overnight, while equipment and materials are being organised and deployed to site ready for contractor Balfour Beatty to start work on repairs as soon as it is safe to do so.

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