An overturned vehicle left one lane blocked and queuing traffic for seven miles on M23 southbound before Juntion 9 (Gatwick Airport) earlier this morning (Friday December 11).
The carriageway was briefly shut for crews to clean up the debris strewn across the road.
Queuing traffic stretched seven miles at one stage but has now cleared.
There was congestion on the M23 to the M25 Junction 7.
All lanes have been re-opened.
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