Kent

Syrup spillage shuts A20 road at Sellindge

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Media caption5 Live DJ Richard Bacon interrupts a travel report about a syrup spillage on the A20

Motorists faced long delays on the A20 in south Kent after a lorry shed its load of syrup.

The incident happened on the A20 at Sellindge between Ashford and Hythe at about 03:00 BST.

The road was closed for about five hours between the Otterpool Lane and Swan Lane junctions.

A Kent Police spokeswoman earlier said it would take a long time to scrub the road as syrup is "rather a sticky substance".

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