M20 Maidstone Kent crash: All traffic stopped

The motorway has been shut from J6 A229 to J5 Aylesford since around 6am today (April 27).

National Highways has urged motorists to allow plenty of time and plan ahead of their journey if travelling in the area.

The #M20[1] in Kent is CLOSED westbound between J6 and J5 near #Maidstone[2] following a collision, where a car has struck the central reservation.

For further information, including diversion details, please see: https://t.co/znksmkfA4k pic.twitter.com/j6RrFKtRt3[3][4]

— National Highways: South-East (@HighwaysSEAST) April 27, 2024[5]

The incident has caused miles of congestion on approach and traffic delays, according to AA.

It is unknown when all traffic restrictions will be lifted.

We have contacted Kent Police and South East Coast Ambulance Service for further information.


  1. ^ #M20 (twitter.com)
  2. ^ #Maidstone (twitter.com)
  3. ^ https://t.co/znksmkfA4k (t.co)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/j6RrFKtRt3 (t.co)
  5. ^ April 27, 2024 (twitter.com)