Kent calls for urgent response to Dover chaos

By Chris Mahony | 25 July 2022

Kent CC and its local partners have called for an urgent national response to the chaos and delays approaching the Port of Dover after distributing water and food to those affected through the weekend.

Toby Howe, Tactical Lead for the Kent Resilience Forum (KRF) and the county council’s highways lead, warned that next weekend is again likely to see thousands of holidaymakers and truckers queueing for hours to cross the channel.

He said: ‘We have a traffic management plan where we can control freight, in particular, to enable traffic to get to the Eurotunnel and the Port of Dover. The trouble is, it is on a knife edge. It takes very little to disrupt that plan.’

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