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Traffic bulletin: lane closed on Northbound A249 Detling Hill, Kent due to a burst water main 5th April 2019

Written by on 5 April 2019

Drivers wishing to use the northbound A249 Detling Hill in Kent are being advised of a lane closure due to a burst water main.

The water main ruptured yesterday evening causing disruption to local traffic. South East Water have isolated the water supply and are continuing investigations, but a repair is not expected to be completed for some time.

Drivers are being advised to leave extra time for their journeys, or seek alternative routes if possible. Drivers heading westbound on the M20 from Ashford should consider remaining on the M20 and leaving the M20 at junction 6 and using the A229 towards Bluebell Hill, and then the M2, or use the A251 to junction 6 of the M2.

Drivers using the M20 eastbound should also consider exiting the M20 at junction 6 onto the A229 towards Bluebell Hill and the M2.

Further information can be found by visiting or by following Highways England’s regional Twitter feed at @HighwaysSEAST.