Holidaymakers warned of Black Saturday of congestion in France

Repeat of severe delays at Dover border control unlikely, port says, but French highway authorities warn of queues

The Port of Dover has reassured holidaymakers that it is not expecting further severe delays this weekend, but motorists have been warned that they face a so-called Black Saturday of congestion once they cross the Channel.

Tailbacks around the Kent port reached 12 miles (19km) last weekend and some people were forced to wait for 15 hours on gridlocked roads. Police said the disruption was down to the increased volume of holiday traffic coupled with heightened security checks by French officials in the wake of terror attacks.

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