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Sheep bring traffic to a standstill

Contributed by editor on Nov 10, 2004 - 09:50 PM


SHEEP BRING TRAFFIC TO A STANDSTILL

Traffic o­n the A260 was brought to a standstill at lunchtime today (10 November).

A livestock lorry and trailer carrying sheep overturned near to the junction of the Alkham Valley Road and Canterbury Road in Hawkinge and left many of the animals loose o­n the carriageway.

It is understood that four sheep have died following the accident.

A local farmer assisted by his Border Collie sheepdog helped to round up the sheep and prevent them from straying o­nto the busy duel carriageway near the Roundhill Tunnel.