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A20 Westbound

Severe Disruption - in excess of 3 hours delay or road closure - A20 westbound between A256 near Dover (west) and B2011 | Westbound | Overturned Vehicle (1.75 miles SE of River, Kent)


On the A20 from Dover towards Folkestone between the junctions with the A256 Dover West and the A260, there are currently delays of 10 mins due to an overturned vehicle closing one lane. Normal traffic conditions expected from 5:00 am.

First report: 27 July 2014 23:40
Incident cleared: 28 July 2014 04:10
Map location: 51.1083,1.2729

A20 Eastbound

Moderate Disruption - between 15 minutes and 3 hours delay - A20 eastbound between A256 near Dover (east) and A2 | Eastbound | Congestion (1.09 miles E of Dover, Kent)


On the A20 from Folkestone towards Dover between the junctions with the A256 Dover West and the A2, there are currently delays of 30 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 8:45 am.

First report: 28 July 2014 07:40
Incident cleared: 28 July 2014 07:40
Map location: 51.1254,1.3218

A20 Eastbound

Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - A20 eastbound between B2011 and A256 near Dover (west) | Eastbound | Congestion (1.69 miles SE of River, Kent)


On the A20 from Folkestone towards Dover between the junctions with the A260 and the A2, there are currently delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 8:00 pm.

First report: 27 July 2014 19:10
Incident cleared: 27 July 2014 19:40
Map location: 51.1097,1.2767

A20 Eastbound

Minor Disruption - up to 15 minutes delay - A20 eastbound between B2011 and A256 near Dover (west) | Eastbound | Congestion (1.05 miles SE of Dover, Kent)


On the A20 from Folkestone towards Dover between the junctions with the A260 and the A256 Dover East , there are currently delays of 10 mins due to heavy traffic . Normal traffic conditions expected from 12:30 pm.

First report: 25 July 2014 11:50
Incident cleared: 25 July 2014 12:30
Map location: 51.1189,1.3081

M2 Westbound

Other Unplanned - M2 J7 westbound access | Westbound | Other Unplanned (1.24 miles S of Graveney, Kent)


The M2 motorway westbound entry slip at junction J7 is closed , due to an incident. Road expected to re-open from 10:00 pm.

First report: 27 July 2014 20:30
Incident cleared: 27 July 2014 21:40
Map location: 51.2998,0.9238

A2 Westbound

Roadworks - A2 at the junction with the A260 | Westbound | Roadworks (0.44 miles NW of Womenswold, )


On the A2 from Dover towards Faversham at the junction with the A260, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 8 pm on 24 July 2014 to 6 am on 25 July 2014.

First report: 24 July 2014 20:40
Incident cleared: 25 July 2014 09:00
Map location: 51.2041,1.1755

A2 Westbound

Roadworks - A2 westbound between A2050 near Canterbury (south) and A28 | Westbound | Roadworks (0.88 miles SE of Canterbury, Kent)


On the A2 from Dover towards Faversham between the junctions with the A2050 and the A28, minor delays can be expected at peak times due to roadworks closing one lane, from 8 pm on 24 July 2014 to 6 am on 25 July 2014.

First report: 24 July 2014 20:40
Incident cleared: 25 July 2014 09:00
Map location: 51.2543,1.0881

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Reported accidents on the A256 in 2013

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This graph provides road safety data of road accidents in Great Britain on the A256, and include statistics from personal injury accidents that occurred on public roads which were subsequently reported and recorded by the local police authority.

Data has been extracted to show the total number of slight, serious and fatal accidents on the A256 in 2013.

Licensed under the Open Government Licence. Source: Road Safety Data.

  JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
SLIGHT 3000500020001000500010000400040005000300070007000
SERIOUS 0010002000100010001000200020001000
FATAL 000000000000

Regional Weather

Tomorrow's weather (Thursday) in Canterbury will see sunny intervals with a maximum daytime temperature of 66°f and a night time temperature of 60°f (18°c/15°c). Wind will be coming in from the WNW, reaching 11mph.

Tomorrow (Friday) will see white cloud , with wind reaching 9 miles per hour from the WSW. Daytime temperatures will reach 71°f, and during the night the temperature will drop to around 58°f (21°c/14°c).

Wind from the SW will reach 21 mph in Canterbury on Saturday, with cloudy with light rain in the area. Temperatures during the day will reach 65°f, and 58°f overnight (18°c/13°c).

Sunday's weather will be sunny in Canterbury, with daytime temperatures reaching a maximum of 65°f, and night-time temperatures reaching a low of 65°f (18°c/14°c).

Canterbury
12 SEP
MAX 66° (18°c)
MIN 60° (15°c)
WIND 11mph (WNW)
13 SEP
MAX 71° (21°c)
MIN 58° (14°c)
WIND 9mph (WSW)
14 SEP
MAX 65° (18°c)
MIN 56° (13°c)
WIND 21mph (SW)
15 SEP
MAX 65° (18°c)
MIN 58° (14°c)
WIND 21mph (WNW)

Traffic Bulletins on Radio

The following radio stations may broadcast traffic and travel news & bulletins for the local a256 area. Use the 'Traffic' function on your RDS radio (marked TA, TP, TI or Traffic) and you will be automatically switched to travel and traffic conditions.

100.4 FMMedway's KM FM (Canterbury)
101.8 FMClassic FM (Dover)
103.5-104.9 FMBBC Radio nan Gaidheal (National)
103.5-104.9 FMBBC Radio Cymru (National)
106.8 FMKM FM Folkestone (Dover)
107.2 FMThanet's KM FM (Broadstairs)
97.7-99.8BBC Radio 1
88.1-90.3BBC Radio 2
90.2-92.6BBC Radio 3
92.5-94.7BBC Radio Scotland
92.4-96.8BBC Radio Cymru

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