Operation Stack on the M20 may have finally been lifted but some businesses are still feeling the effects. Thousands of holidaymakers were caught up in long delays at the weekend as they headed to the continent via Folkestone and Dover. Many tourist attractions along the congested M20 and A20 had been expecting one of their busiest weekends of the year, with schools breaking up for the summer. But as Tom Savvides reports, some have been left counting the cost. He talks to Bill Lash from Leeds Castle, Liesl Smith from the Federation of Small Businesses and Natalie Chapman from the Freight Transport Association.
Police warn motorists Operation Stack will probably remain in place until Sunday at the earliest.Read the full story ›
Operation Stack has been re-instated on the M20 in Kent following a new wave of disruption at the Port of Dover.
Junctions eight and nine coastbound are closed due to high levels of freight traffic and problems with the Channel Tunnel.
Despite the port is operating as normal, but drivers should expect delays.
Drivers have taken to Twitter to express their frustration, with Operation Stack in place on the M20 again.
Operation stack can't be on again?! I don't have time to sit in traffic jams all the time!!
It was implemented this morning due to traffic building up towards the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel.
The motorway is closed coastbound between junctions 8 and 9 to non freight traffic, with congestion building up to junction 7.
A petition to stop Operation Stack has received more than 15,000 signatures since it was launched two weeks ago.
Traffic congestion due to Operation Stack is building up as far back as junction 7 coastbound on the M20.
The motorway is closed to non freight traffic between junctions 8 and 9 coastbound.
Operation stack is being put in place on the M20 yet again due to traffic heading to the Port of Dover, according to police.
The emergency traffic measure, which sees lorries queuing on the motorway while non freight traffic is diverted, has been used several times in the last month.
Kent Police say the decision to implement it was made due to traffic building up towards the port and Eurotunnel. Coastbound traffic will be diverted at junction 8 and rejoin the M20 at junction 9.
[Dover] #OpStack on M20 J8-9 to be in place later this morning. We advise all non-freight traffic to use M2/A2 where possible to avoid delay
Kent Police is reminding lorry drivers that those at the front of the queue will get a ticket to continue their journey to the continent. Those who use the diversions for non-freight traffic in an attempt to get closer to the front, and who do not have a ticket, will be sent to the back of the Op Stack queue.
One lane is closed due to broken down vehicle on M20 coastbound between J8 A20 (Leeds Castle / Maidstone Services) and J9 A20 (Ashford / Faversham).
A woman has been rescued by fire crews using hydraulic cutting equipment following a crash on the London-bound carriageway of the M20, between junctions 5 and 4.
Crews stabilised the vehicle before removing the roof to make space for paramedics to treat the casualty. The woman was then taken to a London hospital via air ambulance.
M20 Kent - M20 closed and slow traffic coastbound between J9, A20 (Ashford) and J10, A20 (Ashford South), because of an accident involving a motorbike.