A diversion route has been put in place as Operation Block has shut the M20 for the second day. The imposed traffic management system has continued to cause chaos on Kent’s roads this morning (April 2), with severe delays on the motorway, which has shut eastbound.
There are also severe delays on the A2, A20 and surrounding villages as a result. The long queues have been caused due to the motorway being used to hold lorries heading for channel crossings between Junction 8 for Leeds Castle and Maidstone Services and Junction 9 for Ashford.
The road is closed to all non-freight traffic heading Eastbound. The London bound side of the road remains open to all traffic, however. A diversion route is in place for all non-freight vehicles, which takes them to the A20.
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Vehicles that are non-freight, are being diverted to use the A20, and all freight comes off at junction 8 to then be sent back down into the holding areas. All eastbound traffic on the A20, however, is being diverted to the A259 past the Park Farm industrial estate and then onto the A260.
There are also delays on the A20 Roundhill Tunnel Eastbound closed due to traffic management to prevent stationary queues inside the tunnel from the M20, junction 13 at Folkestone to the A260 Canterbury Road, Hawkinge/Alkham heading towards Dover. There are also problems on the A20 Eastbound at Folkestone to the A20 / A260 / White Horse Hill at Hawkinge/Alkham, Hawkinge.
It is the second day that Operation Block has caused chaos across Kent. Yesterday, (April 1) many roads saw traffic and congestion, which affected traffic throughout surrounding villages.
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