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Kent traffic: Live updates as A2 closed near Bexleyheath after flooding

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Original article from Kent Live

The A2 closed today (August 9) after a significant amount of flooding.

The section of the A2 between Black Prince and Danson Interchange towards London closed at around 7pm on Monday evening .

Heavy rain has caused flooding and disruption across the south east over recent days.

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The A2 closure also caused delays further into Kent as traffic was diverted to avoid the road.

Read our live updates below for more information on the A2 road closure.

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With heavy rain, thunderstorms, and flooding causing disruption across the south over the last two weeks, it might come as little surprise that the UN are releasing a report setting out the dangers of the climate crisis.

Just days after a mini-heatwave saw temperatures rise as high as 32C, flooding has caused delays and disruption across the region.

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Delays on A2 after car overturns on M25

There are further delays on the A2 after a car overturned on the M25.

Three clockwise lanes of the M25 have closed from Junction 2 (A2) until Juction 3 at the M20.

Traffic is now queuing on the M25 and A2 while the situation is resolved.

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A2 now reopened

Flooding on the A2 has now cleared enough to allow the road to reopen.

However, there is still traffic on the A2 and surrounding roads as a result of the closure.

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More rain on the way

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for thunderstorms

After flooding struck the south east this afternoon, more rain is still yet to come.

Parts of western Kent are covered by a Met Office weather warning for thunderstorms for the rest of the evening.

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