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A2 blocked between Darenth and Bean – Kent Online

A rolling roadblock has been set up on the A2 this afternoon while police search for a man.

The carriageway was blocked in both directions between the M25 Darenth Interchange at junction two and the B255 Bean Interchange For Bluewater.

Officers have been seen trying to open an emergency barrier to enter woodland near Bluewater.

Police helicopter searching over the A2 at Bean, near BluewaterPictures @DJKevMatthews and @88JohnGardiner

Police helicopter searching over the A2 at Bean, near Bluewater Pictures: @DJKevMatthews and @88JohnGardiner

The police helicopter has been seen circling the area.

Police cars have also been spotted in woods next to the A2.

Rolling roadblock on the A2 at Bean while police search for a man

Rolling roadblock on the A2 at Bean while police search for a man

A spokesman for Kent Police said: “Officers are currently attending a report of concern for welfare of a man in the Dartford area.

“A rolling roadblock has been set up on the A2 at Bean in both directions while a search is carried out. Drivers are advised to avoid the area as delays are expected.”

There’s queuing traffic westbound between B255 and M25 Darenth Interchange, plus congestion on the A2 Watling Street to Ebbsfleet.

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