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Icy roads cause Canterbury traffic problems

Heading up to Christmas and the end of the year, roads are becoming busier, the temperatures are plummeting and this has equaled to more road traffic incidents.

With thousands of people off to do last-minute Christmas shopping, travelling in time to spend Christmas with loved ones, or do their daily commute to work, it is vital more now than ever to check your journey before you head off and plan ahead to avoid delays or unexpected disruptions.

As well as this, many Stagecoach services are also delayed and this is due to traffic. Many roads have a planned closure into the new year and emergency roadworks may appear. Make sure to drive safely, be cautious of weather conditions, and leave with plenty of time.

As of right now, at St Thomas Hill, Rough Common, there are temporary traffic lights due to roadworks on A290 St Thomas Hill at University Road.

Crockham Lane, Hernhill has been closed due to water main work between Church Hill and Crockham Road/ Thread Lane.

Puckle Lane One Way Street has been closed due to roadworks from Prospect Place to Old Dover Road.

Cockering Road, Wincheap has been closed both ways due to roadworks between Stranger’s Lane and St Nicholas Road.

St Augustines Road currently has temporary traffic lights due to gas main work on St Augustines road between Pilgrims Road and A2050 and New Dover Road.

Broad Oak Road both ways closed due to water main work between Hawthorn Avenue and Stonebridge Road.

Pound Lane has been closed due to roadworks from The Causeway to A290.