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Drivers delayed for hours outside port of Dover

The roads have been busy today as families continue their Easter getaway. Congestion on the motorways and traffic delays of more than two hours meant that ferries from Dover were delayed. There's also been disruption at the Channel Tunnel.

Eurostar trains are now returning to normal following a fatality yesterday near Lille, in Northern France.

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This Easter weekend expected to busier than last years

It could be busier on the region's roads this Easter weekend than it was over last year's bank holiday weekend.

That's the prediction from the AA which thinks that 55% of drivers are planning to take to the roads.

Over half a million people are also expected to fly from Gatwick and Heathrow, heading to popular destinations such as Spain and Turkey to catch some Spring sunshine.

We spoke to Edmund King, AA President.

Thousands of planned roadworks banned

They cause delays and can make tempers frayed - we all know how frustrating it can be to sit in roadworks especially if you are in a hurry or its rush hour.

Well thousands of planned roadworks in Surrey and East Sussex have been banned under a radical new scheme to keep the regions traffic on the move. The Government has given the county councils special powers to issue permits allowing companies to dig up our roads only when it's absolutely necessary.

And if they over run they'll be fined up to £2000 a day. Here's our Transport Correspondent Mike Pearse.

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New scheme will see some roadworks banned

Thousands of planned roadworks across Surrey and East Sussex have been banned under a radical new scheme to keep the region's traffic flowing.

The Government has given the county councils special powers to issue permits allowing companies to dig up our roads, only when it's absolutely necessary. And if they over run they could be fined up to £2000 a day.

ITV Meridian spoke to Cllr John Furey from Surrey County Council.

Lorry comes off road closing M27 and M3 junctions

The lorry came off the road from the M3, tumbling down to the M27 Credit: Hampshire Road Police

The M27 eastbound and the M3 southbound and both closed due to a lorry that came off the road.

The lorry came off the M3 link to the westbound M27 and up and embankment.

Hampshire Road Police say the driver of the HGV only has minor injuries.

Both roads should open shortly.

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