Original article from Kent Live
Two accidents on the A2 have sparked traffic chaos on Saturday (May 22).
The A2 coastbound carriageway in Bexley has been closed following crash.
There are unconfirmed reports an accident involving a motorbike at around 3am caused the closure.
Investigation work is underway between A223 Southwold Road (Black Prince Interchange) and A2018 Old Bexley Lane (Dartford Heath).
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There are reports of long queues in the area, with traffic between Bexleyheath and the M25 affected.
Meanwhile all traffic was temporarily held due to reports of a multi-vehicle accident on the A2 Londonbound from A227 Wrotham Road (Gravesend / Tollgate Services, Gravesend) to B255 Bean Lane (Bean Interchange, Bean).
Motorists have now been released but lane closures remain and long delays are expected.
Early reports suggest some six vehicles are involved in the accident, however this is as yet unconfirmed.
Police and Highways England have been contacted for comment.
Follow our live updates on the A2 traffic below.
- Delays increasing on the A2
- Road closed
'Six vehicle' collision on A2 westbound
A second incident has occured on the A2 this morning with the westbound route now affected.
Inrix have released the following statement: "All traffic being temporarily held and queueing traffic due to multi-vehicle accident on A2 Westbound from A227 Wrotham Road (Gravesend / Tollgate Services, Gravesend) to B255 Bean Lane (Bean Interchange, Bean).
"Six vehicles are thought to be involved in the accident. Affecting traffic towards London."
Delays increasing on the A2
AA live traffic reports state that delays are easing slightly between A205 South Circular and Danson Road.
The road is being used for a diversion due to the road closure further down the carriageway.
Delays remain severe, with average speeds at 5mph
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Live traffic map
Traffic maps around the investigation area show heavy congestion in Bexley and Bexleyheath.
The eastbound A2 closure has led to increased traffic on surrounding roads.
Collision occured at the Black Prince Interchange
Highways England have confirmed the collision took place at Black Prince Interchange on the A223 Southwold Road
The A2 Eastbound is closed, with queuing traffic due to accident investigation work from A223 Southwold Road (Black Prince Interchange) to A2018 Old Bexley Lane (Dartford Heath).
The road remains closed following an accident thought to be involving a motorbike.
It happened at 3am and is thought to be affecting traffic between Bexleyheath and the M25.