The Highways Agency is carrying out emergency safety investigations into a 15 ft-deep hole that has appeared on a central reservation on the M2.
The hole, between junctions 5 and 6 of the M2 near Sittingbourne in Kent, measured around 5 m by 2 m and is 15 ft deep.
The Highways Agency said it was working hard to investigate the hole, alongside its contractors, Balfour Beatty Mott MacDonald, which manages the M2 on behalf of the Highways Agency.
A spokesperson for the Highway’s Agency said lanes will reopen “as soon as it is safe to do so”.
The latest traffic update reported delays of 15 minutes eastbound and 30 minutes westbound in the area. Traffic heading to and from Dover is advised to use the M20.
A clearly signed diversion is in place via the A249, the M20, the A20, the A252, and the A251.