I notice (I could hardly fail to) that lorries were being diverted along Folkestone Road last night.
I heard diversions would be halted for the duration of the school holidays so the wasted no time in putting them back in place.
Anyone know how long term this is?
end of October weather permitting.
!!! Thanks Brian.
Why exactly as another eight weeks this hell deemed necessary I wonder.
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I came down the M20 on Tuesday evening after 9 with all the signs saying the A20 was closed after Junction 13 but when I got there it was still open with no signs of cones being put out, so I just kept going to Dover. They must have started later.
Something for tomorrow possibly:
FRANCE – GENERAL & NATIONAL STRIKE – 12TH SEPTEMBER - REMINDER
A general and national strike is due to take place across France on 12th September.
Many companies and public services will be affected, including public transport, SNCF – trains, air and maritime. This will certainly result in more traffic on the roads as those using public transport may turn to cars to get to work.
It’s also possible that there may be some road blocks created to cause inconvenience.
Information received from the Port of Calais indicates that Calais and Dunkirk will be affected, but to what degree is still unclear yet.
ADDITIONAL – information has been received that a further strike is planned for 21st September.
add strong winds and heavy rain,dover will be gridlocked again.hooray.
TAP in operation apparently
not yet karlos,maybe tomorrow morning
APPROACH TO CALAIS BLOCKED
Reports now coming through that demonstrators have now blocked the approach road to Calais.
ferries and traffic running normal no sign of tap as I type.maybe when the predicted storm comes through later this afternoon ,early evening tap might be implemented.the south east has a yellow weather warning for over night into tomorrow,75 mph winds is predicted.should be fun later.
tap now in.
Tap is definitely in because I can see the queues of lorries from my house.
The usual Tuesday queues! The weather can only make it worse.
tap off now
tap back on due to weather conditions.
For a change, there's a strike in France.
Road hauliers began blocking fuel depots and refineries near several major cities on Monday. The CGT and FO road workers are on strike renewed to denounce the reform of the Labor Code.
In the Nord and Nord-Pas-de-Calais there are difficulties on the A22, at the Belgian border, at Neuville-en-Ferrain. Only heavy goods vehicles are blocked. The multimodal platform of Dourges is blocked.
Snail operations must start on the A25 towards Lille and on the A1 also towards Lilleles roundabouts near the oil depots of Dunkerkois and Valenciennois are blocked, but the refineries themselves, protected by mobile gendarmes, are not blocked.