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The travel chaos will last through the weekend according to police

Operation Stack

Everything you need to know about Operation Stack

Operation Stack on the M20

Politicians had been hopeful the contraflow system would provide immediate respite for angry motorists

Police

Car fell 400 metres from treacherous mountain road

Traffic jam

All lanes are blocked after an accident

Operation Stack on the M20

Emergency meeting held this morning to discuss traffic problems

Terriermen in east Kent

A decade after the Hunting Act was passed the fox debate still rages on

Ann Barnes, Kent PCC

At its peak, turning the M20 into a lorry park due to problems at the Channel ports takes up 112 members of staff

Ambulance

Three women and a man also suffered minor injuries in smash

Kent Police

Truck has been described as ‘very tatty’

Levon Mkhitarian has been jailed for six years

He managed to earn nearly £85,000 during ‘medical’ career

Traffic jam

Motorists urged to avoid the area and allow extra time for their journeys as effort to clear scene continue

Ashford International railway station

The town is set to benefit with an extra 1,000 jobs being created as a result of the new signals

Rail

Train firm says offer will apply to all single and return tickets purchased via its own website. Offer starts today and runs until end of August.

Kent County Show

Sun shines on three-day event at Detling - the annual celebration of industry in the county and its agricultural roots

Operation Stack

Stack remains in place...but police urge travellers to take special care this weekend amid fears of massive congestion

Helen Grant

MP reveals talks on-going as to how to improve system which causes such chaos to county’s roads

Operation Stack

Traffic issues were caused by industrial action

Fire

Alarm raised at around 3pm...situation unfolding...check back for updates

County Hall in Maidstone

John Simmonds issues stark warning on the eve of first Tory budget since 1996

Operation Stack

M20 reopened after Stack’s brief return earlier on Saturday

Keith Wright.

The scheme was launched by the council.

Operation Stack

Now traffic bosses are hoping to clear the gridlock

Port of Dover

Said disruption was ‘unacceptable’

Ambulance

Patients and staff stuck in jams due to Kent’s traffic woes

Operation Stack

The traffic causes misery for motorists, but what is the cost for businesses?

AgustaWestland AW139 helicopter at Lydd

Those in area told to expect ‘short periods of high activity levels’ as coastguard choppers get ready for service

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