The UK is set to leave the European Union on Thursday 31 October 2019. Regardless of the outcome of negotiations, Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) is well prepared for potential impacts on its services.
With an anticipated increase in traffic in the county after Brexit, KFRS is prepared and expects to be able to continue to provide an effective emergency service during periods of congestion on Kent’s roads.
- UK Government information about EU Exit
- Highways England information about traffic management schemes put in place for Brexit, including Operation Brock on the M20
- Kent Prepared - useful links and information about preparing for Brexit
Before you travel
It’s always a good idea to check your route before you travel. You can do this using online route planners. It’s also advised to listen to your local radio stations for travel updates, or follow @KentHighways and @HighwaysSEAST on Twitter.
Before you set off, think about what you may need to take with you, including food, water and extra clothing. Preparing for delays to your journey will support you and your passengers.
As always, remember to drive to the conditions.
What can you do to help?
As always, you can help by only calling 999 if there is a genuine emergency. If you do need to call the fire service, try to give the control operators as much information about the emergency as possible.