When the M20 was closed near junction 7 for Maidstone, commuters decided to entertain themselves - by playing football on the carriageway.
The road was closed in both directions after a man reportedly threatened to jump from a bridge, reports Kent Online.
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Witnesses said he was seen standing on the wrong side of railings on a bridge crossing the road about a mile from junction 8. He was brought down and taken away by emergency services.
During the police incident, passengers were gridlocked for two hours in 26C heat.
Commuters shared images of people sunbathing, children playing football on the motorway, and one woman was even spotted hula hooping in the road.