Drivers face a fifth day of severe disruption on Kent’s roads as cross-Channel delays continue.

The reduction in ferry services caused by the P&O saga, coupled with increased demand from people during the Easter holidays, has resulted in frustrating waits for passengers.

Queues at the Eurotunnel terminal in Folkestone this morning. Image: National Roads
Traffic cameras show trucks caught in Operation Brock this morning.  Image: National Roads
Traffic cameras show trucks caught in Operation Brock this morning. Image: National Roads

This morning there are delays of up to two hours on DFDS Seaways and Irish Ferries between Dover and Calais.

There is up to an hour’s wait for freight using Eurotunnel at Folkestone.

And P&O Ferries services between Dover and Calais remain suspended, following the controversial dismissal of 800 company staff on March 17.

Hundreds of lorries remain caught up in Operation Brock on the M20 between Junctions 8 and 9.

And Dover TAP is in place on the A20 from the Roundhill Tunnel – which was closed this morning – to help manage traffic heading into Dover, where HGVs are queuing in the left-hand lane.

Trucks queuing for Operation Brock.  Image: <a class=Kent Police RPU” data-root=”/_media/img/” data-path=”39BJ071WIV7JGCBGQT3N.jpg” data-ar=”1.83″/>
Trucks queuing for Operation Brock. Image: Kent Police RPU

Meanwhile, EasyJet flights have been canceled at Gatwick airport due to a lack of crew.

In Dover, traders say their businesses have been hit by the traffic jam which has ruined their weekends.

Yesterday Dover MP Natalie Elphicke, Kent County Council Leader Cllr Roger Gough and Dover District Council Leader Cllr Trevor Bartlett held an emergency meeting with Baroness Vere, the Minister for Roads, at the Parliament, to discuss the issues.

She has pledged to look at Dover TAP and the Kent-wide response to the chaos.