It could take days to clear the backlog of lorries waiting to cross to France, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps says.
Drivers have been warned they may have to spend Christmas in their cabs.
About 4,000 lorries are parked at Manston Airport in Kent, with another 2,300 being held on the M20 after the French closed their border with the UK.
Politicians are such bastards. Emmanuel Macron, the effete, wealthy President of France, played politics and condemned thousands of working class drivers, desperate to get home and be with their families for Christmas, to a Christmas stuck in a cab in Kent. I hope that when they get going they pass by the Elysee Palace and let him know what they think.