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Picture shows lorry overhanging bridge after smash through barrier

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Original article from Kent Live

A lorry is in a precarious position overhanging a bridge after smashing through a barrier.

Drivers have been warned to expect major delays on the M25 and A2 following the incident that took place at around 1.20pm today (April 7)..

The collision between a lorry and a roadside barrier took place on the A282 near Junction 2.

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Local motorist and Twitter user @hedgemyster23 took a dramatic photo of this afternoon's hair-raising incident.

Highways England also posted their own pictures from the scene.

Highways England said a "complex" recovery operation was underway

The incident from roadside cameras

Traffic is backing up as far as Junction 4, with reports suggesting the lorry was "overhanging the side of the bridge".

Police have also confirmed the incident resulted "in part of the lorry’s trailer breaching a safety barrier".

The force said no serious injuries have been reported, but that the A2 into Kent is also closed in both directions at the junction for the Darenth Interchange.

Highways England have said the A2 closure is causing delays of over an hour.

The M25 is also closed at anticlockwise at Junction 2.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and, where possible, consider using an alternative route.

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