Lorries in no-deal Brexit fear exercise
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No-deal Brexit: Lorries in congestion exercise from Manston airport

A convoy of lorries has taken to the roads of Kent to test the network's readiness to deal with the expected extra congestion caused in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Dozens of vehicles gathered at the disused Manston Airport in Thanet earlier, before being driven in convoys to Dover.

The exercise aims to assess the knock-on congestion effects, especially during rush hour, caused by the longer customs processing of lorries due to travel to Europe by ferry from the port.

  • 07 Jan 2019
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