Family stuck on A2 near Canterbury after snow halts trip to Disneyland
Traffic backed up on the
A2 at Barham
A mum from Canterbury was stuck on the A2 for NINE hours
last night with an 11-month-old baby and a two-year-old in her
Units from the city were sent out to find her and
her children - who she was taking to Disneyland – after she
pulled over in a layby on the Dover-bound carriageway.
She eventually made it back to Canterbury shortly after 9am
She was one of many stranded drivers who called police for help
after they were caught out by snow blizzards.
The Canterbury district and Faversham has largely avoided the
hazardous weather, but some main roads have been affected.
The A2 at Barham is still impassable and closed coastbound
because of drifting snow, causing massive tailbacks.
Police were also called to Brenley Corner near Faversham at
9.50am after a two-car smash.
The road was partly blocked and re-opened at 10am.
Acting Chief Inspector Kay Maynard said: ‘We know how difficult
it has been for many people who felt stranded in their
"We have been trying to get to as many as possible to offer
reassurance, as well as deal with the problems on the roads caused
by collisions and broken down vehicles.
"The volume of snow and the drifting caused in exposed areas has
been a major issue. As soon as roads were cleared and gritted, they
were becoming covered in snow again."
Today may bring some light relief: according to the Met Office,
the early burst of snow will be replaced with sunny weather, as the
winds slowly ease.
Tomorrow is set to see more scattered snow flurries, combined
with sunny spells.
Were you the family stuck on the A2 for nine hours? Email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01227 475985.
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