Operation Brock, launched yesterday in preparation for a no-deal Brexit, will be stood down as soon as possible, Highways England has confirmed.

The announcement follows EU's agreement to extend the Brexit deadline until the end of January 2020.

Under Operation Brock, HGV traffic is managed on one side of the M20 heading to the cross-Channel ports in Kent. All other traffic is restricted to a contraflow system on the opposite carriageway.

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Lorries heading for Europe are restricted to 30mph between junctions 8 and 9 at Ashford on the coastbound carriageway of the M20.

Highways England has confirmed that Operation Brock will be stood down "as soon as is practicable" adding that it takes around 48 hours to activate and deactivate the scheme which involves  putting out and removing 7,500 traffic cones and 350 signs.