Police reopen M20 after Calais travel disruption
Kent motorway opened to all traffic after lorries were backed up during strike by ferry workers at French port, where 1,000 police remain
Police have reopened parts of a motorway in Kent that was closed for 36 hours to ease pressure on lorries headed for Calais, where 1,000 French police remain stationed tosecure entrances to the port and Channel tunnel.
The coastbound M20 is now open to all traffic between junctions eight and nine, Kent police confirmed after ending Operation Stack. The Channel tunnel was closed because of strike action by French ferry workers on Tuesday, resulting in long delays and disruption for travellers and lorry drivers.
Source: Guardian Transport