ITV Meridian: Tuesday Travel

Travel updates for Tuesday.

Operation Stack on M20

Drivers are being warned that phase2 of Operation Stack may have to come in because of the snow. Phase2 means traffic's taken off the M20 coastbound at Jn8. Lorries are then put in a queue. Other traffic is diverted along the A20 before rejoining the motorway at Jn9 at Ashford.

Phase2 can hold approximately 3,300 lorries.

Stranded drivers helped

Kent Police are still helping drivers stranded in snow and ice.

The M2 is badly hit. The M20 eastbound is blocked after the Channel Tunnel closed overnight and motorists are urged to avoid the area. The A2 is impassable at Barham.

In some areas, drifting snow is reaching 10 feet in height.

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TRAVEL: M20 Kent

There is stationary traffic, with hazardous driving conditions and the road partially blocked due to snow on M20 coastbound between J11 B2068 (Hythe / Westenhanger) and J13 A20 (Folkestone).

A number of lorries are still stranded in the middle of the road but some traffic appears to be getting by using the hard shoulder.

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