The stunning way Kent's Sikh community came together to help trapped Stack lorry drivers

A total of 800 hot meals have been handed out to stranded lorry drivers by police escort

Christmas is the time of giving, regardless of whether you celebrate the holiday it would seem.

The closure of the French borders has caused a detrimental effect on the roads in Kent, with lorries stacked on the coastbound stretch of the M20.

Scores of lorries have also been parked up at Manston Airport.

More than 24 hours on, there are still hundreds of lorry drivers scattered across Kent - and many are wondering if they'll get moving again before Christmas Day...

...In response to criticism by the Road Haulage Association, Kent County Council has said that it remains important for drivers to avoid Kent.

A spokesman for Kent County Council, the authority responsible for driver welfare, said: "With the help of Kent Resilience Forum agencies, we were able to give out snacks and drinking water through Monday ahead of drivers being able to access welfare facilities at Manston as part Operation Brock planning.

"Though hauliers are routinely well prepared for disruption, while French borders remain closed it remains important that people avoid travelling to Kent."

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