Original article from Kent Live
Police say no serious injuries have been reported following the lorry incident causing huge tailbacks on the M25.
A lorry has been pictured 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, which took place at around 1.20pm today (April 7).
Tailbacks have been reported from Junction 2 – near to where the incident took place – to as far back as Junction 4.
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Kent Police said in a statement: "Road closures are in place following a collision between a lorry and a roadside barrier on the A282.
"The incident was reported to Kent Police at 1.20pm on Wednesday 7 April 2021 and resulted in part of the lorry’s trailer breaching a safety barrier.
"No serious injuries have been reported, however the A2 is closed in both directions, at the junction for the Darenth Interchange, to ensure public safety.
"The anticlockwise M25 is also closed at junction 2.
"Motorists are advised to expect delays and, where possible, consider using an alternative route."
Local motorist and Twitter user @hedgemyster23 took a dramatic photo of this afternoon's hair-raising incident.
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.