Massive delays stall England to France vehicle traffic

LONDON (AP) — British border agents are moving in to help French officials deal with gigantic backups for travelers trying to cross the English Channel into France.

Officials warned Sunday that motorists face waits of five hours or longer to enter the Dover ferry port or the Channel Tunnel.

Travelers were advised to bring extra water and food on any journey involving a Channel crossing.

Some motorists complained of spending 15 hours in line as security procedures caused slowdowns at the peak of the summer holiday season. The problems began Friday night.

French officials have expanded border checks during the state of emergency declared after repeated extremist attacks on civilians.

Volunteers are delivering bottled water to motorists stuck in the hot, humid weather.

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