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Traffic building in Folkestone, Hythe and Dover due to Eurotunnel and TAP delays

Delays are building on Kent's motorways for the second day in a row as freight issues continue in the county.

There are queues in Dover and Folkestone due to delays at the county's ports and Eurotunnel.

Traffic is building on the M20. Photo: Highways England
Traffic is building on the M20. Photo: Highways England

The Dover TAP remains in place on the coastbound A20 at Aycliffe due to high volumes of freight.

It means a 40mph speed restriction will apply to all vehicles approaching Dover from the west via the A20.

When traffic reaches high volumes vehicles will be held at temporary traffic lights until space becomes available.

This has resulted in stationary traffic on the A2 Jubilee Way coastbound from the Eastern Docks roundabout to before Whitfield due to lorries waiting to get into the docks.

It has now been more than 24 hours after the protocol was brought in yesterday morning.

Meanwhile, there are delays of around one and a half hours for freight traffic at the Eurotunnel in Folkestone.

The lengthy waiting time has meant that traffic is building up on the M20.

The entry and exit slip roads at Junction 11 for Hythe on the coastbound carriageway have been closed due to the sheer weight of queueing freight traffic at Junction 11a.

This situation is becoming increasingly familiar for motorists in the area, sparking fears that a no-deal Brexit could see similar issues on the county's roads for months at a time.

However, a logistics expert has urged the public not to blame hauliers for using lay-bys and parking on road across Kent - and that governments past and present are to blame for chaos on the county's roads.

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