Operation Stack

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  1. scousebird

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    Operation Stack is still on and we're being told it will be on until the weekend. Allow plenty of time if you're travelling to the Tunnel/Dover.
     
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    All the operators (ferry & tunnel) are reporting a good service at present though, DFDS is still diverting to Dunkirk but is on schedule.
    I looked at the traffic in the Dover area, and it is starting to build up, so wise words, allow plenty of time for your journey to Dover.
     
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    Todays the day! Mainland Europe here we come, but first the M25, worse than normal because of the London tube strike and then diversions for operation stack. Crossing not until this evening so have plenty of time (have to put in sort of full days work first). Normally takes us bang on 3 hours, so hope 4 hours will do it.
    Keep us posted
     
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    Are you going to the tunnel or Dover?
     
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    Tunnel - always the tunnel (but beginning to question that decision now!)
     
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    As a ignoramus from up North can I ask what route do you take to the Chunnel when "Operation stack" turns the motorway into a lorry park?
     
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    Great link here
    http://www.kent.police.uk/news/latest_news/000000_op_stack.html
    essentially via Canterbury - not needed to try so far, but will have to today
    I assume there are rat runs, but dont fancy the unchartered territory with a great big motorhome!
     
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    Looking at current traffic in the Dover area, the clearest route is via M2/A2 route.
     
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    From the A2 going around Canterbury you can take the B2068 south towards Hythe. That drops you onto M20 Junction 11 where you can rejoin to get to Junction 11a for the tunnel. That route is currently clear.
     
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    You need to get yourself daaarn saaarf then
     
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    M25 - M2 - A2 - then B0268
     
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    Change your mind about going abroad and have a great time in the UK instead :LOL:
     
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    Will be in 5 minutes? How's it looking?
     
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    Stack is still on but that route I gave you earlier is still looking clear. Good luck - let us know how you get on
     
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    Kent police reporting that Operation stack is down to phase one, but still on.

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    Tweet from P&O ferries:
    [Dover] #Opstack is still in place between J8-9, J10-11 have re-opened. We still advise to use the #M2/#A2 where possible to avoid delays
     
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    it is still very busy. two of my friends still in queue.
     
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    Getting better I think
     
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    Let me get this right...if operation stack is on I can't use M20 to get to tunnel?

    Eddie
     
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    You can't use the part that they are using for op stack. Apparently at the moment it is only J8 to J9 that is closed
     
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