French Border Checks Are Stranding Brits In Massive Traffic Jams
Heightened security is causing extreme traffic jams for Brits crossing the channel from the Port of Dover to France.By Lindsey Pulse | July 24, 2016
Vacation season traffic is never fun, and thousands of British travelers are learning that the hard way.
French border checks have caused traffic to back up for days — literally — as families and other motorists head to the Port of Dover in southeastern U.K. From Dover, motorists can load onto ferries to cross the English Channel to arrive in France.
The local highway system tweeted that wait times on Saturday for some routes could reach up to 12 hours. Some people even had to sleep overnight in their cars because roadways were at a standstill.