No-deal Brexit could trigger 14 days of road chaos, Highways England reveals



Lisa O'Carroll | Guardian

The government’s Brexit contingency plans to manage lorry traffic in Kent would take 14 days to implement, spelling misery for local businesses and communities in the event of a disorderly exit from the EU. Highways England has confirmed under a freedom of information request that Operation Brock, the code name for the management of freight in a no-deal scenario, would not be automatic and would require steel barriers to make a planned contraflow system on the M20 safe for ordinary vehicles. That means there could be chaos until the middle of April if there was a no-deal exit from the EU on 29 March. Read more here